"Brain Injury in Teens Increased Emotional Issues"

Traumatic brain injury increased odds of psychological and behavioral problems in teenagers

(dailyRx News) Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?

A recent study found that teenagers who have had a traumatic brain injury were at a significantly increased risk of being bullied, attempting or considering suicide, having elevated psychological stress and engaging in various poor conduct behaviors such as running away from home or starting a fight at school.

The researchers believe that primary care doctors should be aware if their patients have had a traumatic brain injury and screen them for potential mental and behavioral problems.

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