Depression after spinal cord injury: is it necessary? Academic Article uri icon


  • Adjustment to spinal cord injury has traditionally been assumed to be accompanied by depression. Yet contemporary research has failed to support this view and has provided evidence that depression is maladaptive in rehabilitation and adjustment. This paper reviews and integrates this literature. Methodological and theoretical perspectives are discussed. Recommendations for future research are proposed, and implications for clinical practice are addressed. © 1987.

author list (cited authors)

  • Frank, R. G., Elliott, T. R., Corcoran, J. R., & Wonderlich, S. A.

citation count

  • 91

publication date

  • January 1987