16 May '13, 7pm

Multiple #concussions may be causing increase in #military #suicides, study finds

Multiple #concussions may be causing increase in #military #suicides, study finds

New research has revealed that soldiers who experienced multiple concussions during active service are much more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who sustained just one injury or never had a concussion, the Los Angeles Times reported. The study relates to two disturbing trends U.S. military has experienced over the last decade: an increase in suicides and an increase in concussions. In 2012, the Army experienced a record 324 suicides, exceeding the number of combat deaths in Afghanistan for that year. And numerous roadside bombs have caused thousands of military personnel to suffer from damaging concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many studies have speculated that these growing number of concussions may lead to an increase in military suicides, and this new paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, further highlights that relatio...

Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/05/16/multiple-concuss...

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