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A Single Concussion May Triple the Long-Term Risk of Suicide

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  1. Lord Ashley Barnes Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

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    I know it's kind of off topic for this forum but still I am going to post it here. Hope any moderator will place it to more suitable sub-forum.

    Summary: A new study of mild concussions in Canadian adults suggests the risks are even higher for recreational injuries( for fighters or Athletes etc)
    This is a high quality study. Huge sample size, good long term longitudinal data, controlled for most important demographic variables.

    I think, MMA fighters who have been knocked out at some point, whether in a match or in sparring sessions should visit a psychiatrist to know if any kind of suicidal behaviour is building up in their mind. We just don't want to lose any fighter for this reason.

    Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...on-may-triple-the-long-term-risk-of-suicide1/
     
  2. chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Watching Concussion really opened my eyes.

    I'm not a big NFL fan in any way, but I couldn't help but think of MMA while watching.
     
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    just bleed
     
  5. raconnor Rebawk Belt

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    what were the demographics of the study?
     
  6. Lord Ashley Barnes Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

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    A quarter of a million adults in Ontario who were diagnosed with a mild concussion over a timespan of 20 years.
     
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    it is what it is
     
  8. Headkicktoleg Titanium Belt

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    I would think it's very hard to go through an entire lifetime without getting a concussion. I played football, rugby and lacrosse through high school and college. Never got one. Then someone put a parking block in front of a doorway in a parking garage and tripped and banged my head on the concrete.
     
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    I have to agree, have you recovered from that incident well?
     
  10. Headkicktoleg Titanium Belt

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    Yeah I was foggy for about a week, but was fine after that. It was like 3 years ago
     
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    Great to lift it up as a real problem. Too many people go due to this reason.
     
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    Crossing the road too often without looking will triple the chances of getting knocked down
     

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