Impact of Depression on Functioning in Individuals with SCI

Mrs. Miller acknowledges that her mood is lower than usual, but she thinks it is related to her new onset of disability and that she will “snap out of it” in a few days. She has been subsequently diagnosed with depression by her physiatrist who thinks that her decline in mood and functioning might be addressed through a pharmacological intervention.  
Q17. What is the impact of depression on functioning in individuals with SCI?
1. Depression is a common consequence of SCI.
2. Depression post SCI can interfere with function and adaptation.