According to a study published in the Canadian Association of Medical Associations, there is a greater risk of developing mental illnesses after injuries in an accident that endangers life.
A team of researchers from the Queen's University in Canada studied 19,000 patients in the province of Ontario, 70.7% of whom were men, 82.6% lived in urban areas, and 89% suffered injuries as a result accidental accidentlike car accident or drops.
From this study it can be seen that people were injured after an accident 40% more to be hospitalized "for at least one mental health diagnosis," says Dr. Christopher Evans.
These are young people under the age of 18, and men living in rural areas with low socioeconomic status who had surgical interventions associated with these conditions. serious injuries who have the greatest risk of developing mental illnesses due to injuries.
mental disorders Participants and participants were mainly related to the abuse of alcohol or drugs and / or depression.
The study also shows a high rate of suicide: 70 suicides per 100,000 patients were reported among injured individuals against 11.5 suicides per 100,000 patients who had not suffered an accident in their lives.
For the authors, this is essential psychological cells should be established for all victims of injury to life injuries, with special care the children.