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Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently found that damaged white matter in the brain may be correlated to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

In a study of 74 patients with TBIs, researchers used an MRI technique that measures damage to white matter. These terrible brain injuries are not only traumatic, but leave lasting aftereffects. One common outcome of TBI is depression.

Of the 74 participants in the study, 32 were suffering from depression while 18 had anxiety. Those with depression all had one thing in common: damaged white matter. The damage could be interfering with information passing through the brain, thereby causing a change in mood.

While most slip and fall accidents may not have tragic outcomes such as damaged white matter, some do. Be sure to get a thorough examination at the doctors if such an incident does occur in Utah or anywhere else. If there does happen to be damaged white matter, there are higher chances of receiving TBIs and the depression that follows.

If such a serious slip and fall injury has happened to you or a loved one, make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer. Robert J. Debry has locations all around Utah for your convenience.

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