Concussions can prove deadly: A single brain injury dramatically increases risk of suicide – Salon.com

New research out of Canada indicates that even minor trauma can jeopardize our long-term health

As the Panthers and Broncos faced off in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, wide receiver Philly Brown suffered a possible concussion—and to the disappointment of Panthers fans, he never returned to the game. But for good reason: concussions are now known to be much more serious injuries than once thought. And the danger may not be limited to the immediate repercussions. Researchers have already linked more severe traumatic brain injury to later suicide—particularly in military veterans and professional athletes—and have more recently explored the connection between concussion and depression….

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