Anti depressant boosts brain cells

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The team noticed that patients with brain injury who had been prescribed anti depressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications. Not only did their depression ease; their memory also seemed improved compared to patients not on the medication.

I have acted for many client who having suffered brain injury also develop depression as they are coping with the knock on effects of injury such as loss of employment, family break down as well as them simply coming to terms with long term injuries and how these impact on their day to day lives.  This research seem very exciting and might be a way of treating brain injury.

The team's findings were published online recently in the Journal of Neurotrauma or to read more go to http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3173

Claire Howard is a Partner in the Personal Injury team.



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