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Resilience, Depression and Bouncing Back after Spinal Cord Injury

Presented on October 13, 2015.

Adjustment and mental health problems after spinal cord injury can be complicated and sometimes difficult to talk about. While most people with SCI do not become depressed, it is important to identify and help those who do. This SCI Forum presentation focuses on who gets depressed after SCI, when and why. Charles Bombardier, PhD, professor and psychologist in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, covers what is known about common pat­terns of adjustment after SCI and how emotional responses to SCI compare to other forms of loss and trauma. He discusses risk factors for depression and what can be done to manage and treat depression after SCI.


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Adjusting to Spinal Cord Injury: Sadness, Grief and Moving Forward