Reuters: Concussion leads to post-career mental issues: FIFPro study

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Athletes who suffer concussions during their careers are more prone to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance after retirement, according to new research by soccer’s world players’ union FIFPro. A survey of 576 male former first division soccer, ice hockey and rugby players from France, Finland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland found that multiple concussions resulted in higher rates of common mental illness. (October 9, 2017)

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