Brain injuries like Schumacher's can destroy lives: study

January 15, 2014 9:05 PM

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Brain injuries like Schumacher's can destroy lives: study

LONDON (Reuters) - People with severe head injuries like the one that left Michael Schumacher in critical condition have permanently altered brains that make the victims more likely to become mentally ill and die prematurely, scientists said on Wednesday.

Brain experts said most health services fail to make the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and long-term mental consequences, meaning patients can fall through the net into depression, behavioral problems and crime.

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