Non-pharmacological interventions for depression in adults and children with traumatic brain injury

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Paul Gertler,

    Corresponding author
    1. Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Ryde, Australia
    • Paul Gertler, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Ryde, Australia. paul@gertlerpsychology.com.au.

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  • Robyn L Tate,

    1. The University of Sydney, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    2. Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Ryde, Australia
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  • Ian D Cameron

    1. Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Ryde, Australia
    2. Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Northern Clinical School, Ryde, NSW, Australia
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  1. To determine whether non-pharmacological interventions (either with or without combined pharmacological interventions) for depression following TBI in adults and children are superior to:

    1. no intervention;

    2. pharmacological intervention alone.

  2. To compare the effectiveness of different types of non-pharmacological interventions for depression following TBI in adults and children.

  3. To investigate the occurrence of adverse effects as a consequence of non-pharmacological interventions in order to assist practitioners in identifying appropriate interventions.

  4. To describe how interventions were adapted and modified to suit this population.

  1. no intervention;

  2. pharmacological intervention alone.