Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression
Background: Public Health Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (2 of 2)
Estimates of direct and indirect costs associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) exceed $56 billion and may be increasing. Among individuals who sustain a TBI, approximately 50,000 die each year of their injuries and 80,000 to 90,000 have a long-term disability.
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- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Report to Congress on mild traumatic brain injury in the United States: steps to prevent a serious public health problem. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; September 2003.
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