Exploring the link between head injuries and suicide in athletes

December 10, 2014 8:58 PM

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Sports-related head injuries have been linked to impaired mental health, which can lead to depression, suicide, and even death. Past studies have found that after a concussion, the risk for depression and suicide is three times greater.

The recent death of 22-year-old Ohio State football player and wrestler, Kosta Karageorge, has once again highlighted to the growing evidence that sports-related concussions and physical trauma are connected to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Karageorge was found dead over Thanksgiving weeke...

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