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Mental Health Symptoms and Disorders Following Concussion: (My husband says that I am always depressed) 

Mental Health Symptoms and Disorders Following Concussion: (My husband says that I am always depressed)
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Mental Health Symptoms and Disorders Following Concussion: (My husband says that I am always depressed)
Author(s):

Brian Hainline

, Lindsey J. Gurin

, and Daniel M. Torres

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190937447.003.0033
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date: 16 April 2021

Mental health symptoms are common following acute concussion, but most individuals recover from these symptoms. However, a link has been reported between repetitive concussions and/or repetitive head impact exposure and development of later-life depression. Athletes who have transitioned out of sport are also at risk of developing mental health symptoms and disorders independent of concussion or repetitive head impact exposure. When athletes present with later-life manifestations of depression, it is important to evaluate for all risk factors of depression, and not to assume that depression is a manifestation of concussion alone. Irrespective of the underlying cause of depression, the individual should receive appropriate, targeted management.

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