Can Concussions Cause Suicide?

For decades, Americans have been glued to NFL Sunday or flying down the ski slope without a helmet, mostly ignorant of the perils associated with concussions. Now, the players' lawsuit against the NFL and the publicity it inspired (including a movie called Concussion, which itself includes a suicide by an individual suffering from concussion related cognitive disorders) has placed concussions and their risks front and center. Those risks are real, and fall into two primary categories. For those who…

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