An Exploration of Modifiable Risk Factors for Depression After Spinal Cord Injury

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 04/30/2012

The findings suggest that having fewer rewarding activities, and to a lesser extent, having less confidence in one's ability to manage the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) are independent predictors of greater depression severity after SCI. Interventions such as behavior activation, designed to increase rewarding activities, may represent an especially promising approach to treating depression in this population.

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