Athletes’ Concussion in High School May Be Risk Factor for Suicide
.....“It’s important to remember that when it comes to concussions, there’s no visual test to confirm them. Unfortunately, you can’t take your child to have a lab test done to diagnose one,” said Dale Mantey, the study’s lead author, a doctoral student at UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin......

.....The findings show that teens who reported a concussion in the previous year were more likely to report feelings of depression, suicidal ideations and planned or previous suicide attempts. Of the portion of students who reported a history of concussions, approximately 36% reported they had felt sad or hopeless (compared to 31.1% of all teens) and around 21% had thoughts of suicide (compared to 17%)......
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Bethany`s Notes: Perhaps not a huge surprise to many people but the research continues to show a correlation between concussions and reporting of depression and suicidal tendencies. Keep teens heads safe and make the they are FULLY recovered before you allow them to play again.



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