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Why is suicide increased in professional althetes who have had repeated head injuries?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably depression

Brain injuries are often associated with depression which in turn is associated with suicides.

In brief: Probably depression

Brain injuries are often associated with depression which in turn is associated with suicides.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Suicide

Certain head injuries can result in fluctuations of mood, where depressive phases are so severe that the person is at higher risk of suicidal behaviors.
They simply cannot endure the pain anymore and feel there are no alternatives.

In brief: Suicide

Certain head injuries can result in fluctuations of mood, where depressive phases are so severe that the person is at higher risk of suicidal behaviors.
They simply cannot endure the pain anymore and feel there are no alternatives.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Bitter fruit

A professional athlete devotes effort into excelling, far beyond what most of us put into anything.
The reward may or may not be a pile of money, but a person who senses the brain is damaged cannot enjoy either success, fame or wealth. The damaged mind may be unable to sustain loving relationships, satisfying work, or enjoyable activities. Try to understand ; support efforts to prevent this.

In brief: Bitter fruit

A professional athlete devotes effort into excelling, far beyond what most of us put into anything.
The reward may or may not be a pile of money, but a person who senses the brain is damaged cannot enjoy either success, fame or wealth. The damaged mind may be unable to sustain loving relationships, satisfying work, or enjoyable activities. Try to understand ; support efforts to prevent this.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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