If you recall, about three weeks ago I had an unfortunate altercation with a Frisbee on a morning run.
I was wondering if the abnormally low mood even by my standards that resulted was in fact a concussion symptom, or purely coincidental. Not that it was overly serious but still, it bugged me.
Last week during a routine visit to my GP I casually mentioned what I had been speculating and she confirmed that depression after a concussion is, in fact, a thing.
Welp. There you go.
A fairly insidious lesser known concussion symptom, depression can apparently appear even in patients with no prior history with mental illness. Something to keep in mind if it happens to you, I guess.
2 thoughts on “Update: Turns out you can be both depressed and concussed”
It’s actually fairly common for someone to have depression after a TBI. In a way, your brain is dealing with the physical injury while at the same time you can get depressed from a change in activity, life, etc. It doesn’t matter how severe the TBI, it can still happen.
Hang in there.
I feel like I had heard it before…I should have seen it coming argh. At least I’m prepared for when it happens again. I am a clumsy fool, it will happen again.