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Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

(4/21/2014)

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk
Psych Central
April 17, 2014

Emerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at “significantly greater odds” of attempting suicide, being bullied, and engaging in a variety of high-risk behaviors. “These teens were also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis helpline, or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression, or both,” said neuropsychologist Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the study. Additionally, they have higher odds of damaging property, breaking and entering, taking a car without permission, selling marijuana or hashish, running away from home, setting a fire, getting into a fight at school, or carrying or being threatened by a weapon.

For the full article, click here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/04/17/teen-head-injuries-linked-to-greater-suicide-risk/68617.html


Keywords: teen, adolescent, head, traumatic, brain, injuries, TBI, concussion, suicide, risk, depression, anxiety, bullying



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