Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress are common in the year after injury

Takeaway

  • In the year following traumatic injury, symptoms of anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress were common – especially for those who had preexisting psychological complaints or who were frail prior to injury.

Why this matters

    Results indicate that many people who have suffered an injury could be at risk of psychological distress and may benefit from further care to aid recovery.