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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the relationship between depression and spinal cord injury?

    Can a spinal cord injury (SCI) cause depression?
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  • Elisha Lawry

    Organisational Psychologist, Psychologist

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    A lot of people who have had spinal cord injuries also experience depressive symptoms, and usually that can be because of the life changes that they have had to encounter.
    A spinal cord injury can lead to quite severe incapacitation and dependence on others. The persons mood can be quite severely affected by this.
    Some people with spinal cord injury are able to function quite well in terms of their moods and emotions. The context and the severity of the injury is very important.

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