Mental Health in Women With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review on Depression and Hope.

Journal Article (Systematic Review;Review;Journal Article)

The prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women has recently increased from 25% to 40%. Current literature inadequately captures challenges women face after injury, including depression. The limited focus on depression is problematic as rates of depression are increasing simultaneously with rates of TBI. A disabling symptom of depression is lack of hope; thus, depression, comorbid with TBI, leads to disability among women. Unfortunately, depression and hope among women with TBI has yet to be systematically examined. The purpose of this systematic review is to examine and synthesize current literature focusing on women with TBI, comorbid with depression, and hope.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oyesanya, TO; Ward, EC

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 74

PubMed ID

  • 25635844

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5746345

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399332.2015.1005307


  • eng