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A single concussion may triple the risk of suicide

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  1. Prime Yossarian Brown Belt

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    Just read an article on the Scientific American webpage that made some pretty scary observations about concussions and CTE.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...on-may-triple-the-long-term-risk-of-suicide1/
     
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  2. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    20 concussions may triple the risk of being Wanderlei Silva.
     
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    100 concussions may triple the risk of being Joe Rogan.
     
  4. 84raymond White Belt Double Yellow Card

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    1000 concussion may triple the risk of being Tito Ortiz
     
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    Concussions are bad, this is not a secret. Just ask what's left of Sakuraba.
     
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    Being so risk averse that you shun any and every injury triples your likelihood of being a pussy.
     
  9. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Ban it.
     
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    That explains why my wife is so upset all the time...
     
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    mma fans like to watch their favorite fighters receive brain trauma. i dont think they want to hear or care about their future health risks.
     
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    I've had a few. Don't feel like they're affecting me going forward, but damn they suck when you're going through them.
     
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    Sobering words. In combat sports, or even other violent sports like hockey and football. One can't really do alot to avoid a concussion ( The rules, and evolving equipment try to minimize the risk ). But those things mentioned in the post that one should do following a concussion. That is totally within the control of the athlete him/herself.

    Pro sports leagues, and most ACs have concussion protocols. Hence the medical suspensions after every fight.
     
  14. IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I've had enough concussions that I can self-diagnose. A few as a kid, a few playing sports as a teenager and one as an adult. The one as an adult was perhaps the worst one. I tried to teach a friend how to skip rocks and she skipped it right into my temple. That one made me feel homicidal, but not suicidal.
     
  15. Prime Yossarian Brown Belt

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    I love MMA and had a few concussions myself from playing rugby, boxing and getting king hit at the bar I work at.

    CTE just scares the hell out of me, I'd much rather see an early stoppage than a late one and reading articles like this makes me glad that UFC fighters are given lengthy no contact suspensions after fights.

    The last part of the article really hits home and it's why I posted it. You see a lot of amateur guys take a heap of punishment in the gym, never consult a doctor and get right back into sparring a few days later.
     
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    Shit, Diego Sanchez should have made preparations for hari kari about 10 years ago.

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    Just bleed.
     
  18. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Fighting and brain trauma go hand in hand. Do you like fighting? Then you support people getting brain trauma. If you can't stomach that, find a new sport to watch.
     
  19. THECYNDlCATE Inspector/Judge MMA/KB/Boxing

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    You ever think that the concussion may actually stop someone from committing suicide who was already going to do it?

    No one wants to ever talk about the other side, but to be truely scientific, you must consider these other options and outcomes.
     
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    Mark hunt poor hunt, i really feel for the guy
     

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