Section 06. Mood and Emotional Disorders Post ABI

Although mood is an internal subjective state, it is often inferred from our posture, behaviours, and the way we choose to express ourselves. Mood disorders such as agitation, major depression, and various anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder may occur following an acquired brain injury (ABI) and are associated with suffering, worsening of other ABI sequela, and poorer outcomes (Bedard et al. 2003; Berthier et al. 2001; Jorge 2005; Jorge & Starkstein 2005).