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Concussions complicated by post traumatic stress disorder and depression

A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine links the persistent problems following a concussion to the development of post traumatic stress disorder and depression.

According to a summary of the study reported in today's New York Times, the new report finds that soldiers who had concussions were more likely than those with other injuries to report a variety of symptoms in their first months back home, including headaches, poor sleep and balance problems. But they were also at higher risk for the stress disorder, known as PTSD, and that accounted for most of the difference in complaints. Symptoms of the disorder include irritability, sleep problems and flashbacks.

You can read the full Times story by clicking here.



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