Suicide Risk Doubles Following Concussions and TBIs

Submitted by sideline on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:45
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A new study has revealed that people who suffer from TBI and/or concussion are at more than double the risk of suicide. Read the full article here

This longitudinal study examined more than 700,000 people internationally from the years of 1963 to 2017.  It also discovered that people who’d suffered TBI/concussion were more likely to suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), anxiety, depression and impulsivity. Additionally that due to a lack of documentation surrounding concussions that subconcussive events could have likely led to CTE.