Study: Concussions May Increase Risk of Suicide

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Student-athletes who have suffered concussions may be more at risk to commit suicide, according to a new study from the University of Texas School of Public Health. 

The study, which was led by doctoral student Dale Mantley, found that more than 13,000 teenagers who self-reported concussions in the last year reported feeling of depression, thought of suicide and suicide attempts.

"We were, I guess, surprised and shocked by just how strong the effects really were, especially among boys," Mantley told WSB-TV in Atlanta.

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