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Is depression more common among children with spinal cord injuries?

Is depression more common among children with spinal cord injuries?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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From our study, what we know about depression and anxiety for children with pediatric spinal cord injuries is it's actually at the same level as it would be for their able-bodied peers. Although we certainly don't want any children suffering ... Show More

From our study, what we know about depression and anxiety for children with pediatric spinal cord injuries is it's actually at the same level as it would be for their able-bodied peers. Although we certainly don't want any children suffering from anxiety or depression, the good news with pediatric spinal cord injury is that kids seem to have the same level as kids who haven't sustained injuries.

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Is depression more common among children with spinal cord injuries?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

More Videos by Sara Klaas
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From our study, what we know about depression and anxiety for children with pediatric spinal cord injuries is it's actually at the same level as it would be for their able-bodied peers. Although we certainly don't want any children suffering from anxiety or depression, the good news with pediatric spinal cord injury is that kids seem to have the same level as kids who haven't sustained injuries.

Is depression more common among children with spinal cord injuries?
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