What is the role of concussions in the development of suicidal behaviors?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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According to a 2016 study, concussion sustained from everyday or recreational activities triples long-term risk of suicide. The increased risk applied regardless of patients' demographic characteristics and was independent of past psychiatric conditions. Weekend concussions were associated with a one-third further increased risk of suicide compared with weekday concussions. [82, 83]


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