Fatigue, problems with sleep or concentration, and lack of energy or interest may be their own symptoms, not depression.
Posted on BrainLine June 9, 2011.
Produced by Vicky Youcha and Ashley Gilleland, BrainLine.
About the author: Jonathan Silver, MD
Jonathan Silver, MD is a clinical professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. He pursues clinical and research interests in neuropsychiatric problems after traumatic brain injury and their pharmacologic treatment.
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Priyanka Pradhan replied on Permalink
Thank you Dr Silver, I am just trying to make that exact point in a response to an opponent in a medico-legal case. It causes me concern that when someone presents with depressive symptomatology after TBI, medication is seen as the treatment of choice, when the evidence base is not strong enough in this clinical population.