Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living, and ability to work after rehabilitation is complete.
This is consistent with findings suggesting that depression and mood disorders can manifest after traumatic or acquired brain injury. The consequences of brain injury often include depression, a pessimistic and even
Each year, millions of patients are diagnosed with traumatic or acquired brain injuries, such as concussion, strokes and brain tumors, many of whom go on to have persistent symptoms. For these patients, brain rehabilitation is an important part of their recovery.
The study examined data on patients who have gone through treatment at Mayo's Brain Rehabilitation Center, receiving therapies from a team of providers which are customized to the specific needs of each individual. Mood was assessed at the beginning and end of treatment, and researchers found that improved mood was associated with improved brain rehabilitations outcomes. The findings were presented during the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference.