Print Get Citation Citation AMA Citation Ramjaun A. Ramjaun A Ramjaun, Aliya. "Quick Take: Risk of Depression and Anxiety in Adults With Cerebral Palsy." 2 Minute Medicine, 3 January 2015. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2015. AccessMedicine. http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=453651§ionid=207606308 MLA Citation Ramjaun A. Ramjaun A Ramjaun, Aliya.. "Quick Take: Risk of Depression and Anxiety in Adults With Cerebral Palsy." 2 Minute Medicine New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2015, http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=453651§ionid=207606308. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Top Quick Take: Risk of Depression and Anxiety in Adults With Cerebral Palsy by Aliya Ramjaun Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +The motor disturbances seen in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) may also be comorbid with other issues including behavioural disturbance, cognitive difficulties, sensory impairments, epilepsy and intellectual disability (ID). There is little data available on mental health outcomes in adults with CP; however, existing evidence indicates that 20-25% of patients have depressive symptoms. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to characterize the incidence of depression and anxiety in adults with CP (n=1705) compared with age-, sex- and general practice-matched controls (n=5115) using primary care data from the UK. Researchers found that the individuals with CP were more likely to develop symptoms of depression (HR 1.28, 95% CI 1.09 to 1.51) and anxiety (HR 1.40, 95% CI 1.21 to 1.63) when compared to a matched reference group. When accounting for ID, there were 363 adults with CP who also had ID; only individuals with CP and no comorbid ID had a higher risk of incident depression (HR 1.44, 95% CI 1.20 to 1.72) and anxiety (HR 1.55, 95% CI 1.28 to 1.87). This study therefore shows that adults with CP have an increased risk of depression and/or anxiety, particularly in patients with no comorbid ID. +Click to read the study in JAMA Neurology +©2018 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.