A history of concussions is associated with sumptoms of common mental disorders in former male professional athletes across a range of sports

By Vincent Gouttebarge, Haruhito Aoki, Michael Lambert, William Stewart, Gino Kerkhoffs, September 2017

The primary aim of this study was to explore the relationship between sports career-related concussions and the subsequent occurrence of symptoms of CMD among former male professional athletes retired from football (soccer), ice hockey and rugby (union). The data presented in this study demonstrate an association between exposure to sports concussion and subsequent risk of symptoms of CMD in former professional athletes across a range of contact sports. Further work to explore the association between sports concussion and symptoms of CMD is required; in the meanwhile, strategies for effective risk reduction and improved management appear indicated.

 
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Title:
A history of concussions is associated with sumptoms of common mental disorders in former male professional athletes across a range of sports 
Description:
The primary aim of this study was to explore the relationship between sports career-related concussions and the subsequent occurrence of symptoms of CMD among former male professional athletes retired from football (soccer), ice hockey and rugby (union). The data presented in this study demonstrate an association between exposure to sports concussion and subsequent risk of symptoms of CMD in former professional athletes across a range of contact sports. Further work to explore the association between sports concussion and symptoms of CMD is required; in the meanwhile, strategies for effective risk reduction and improved management appear indicated. 
Publikation type:
Other reports, publications and longer articles 
Publication year:
2017 
Publication month:
September  
Publisher:
The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Language:
English
Number of pages:
8
ISBN-number.:
None
Subjects:
Elite sport
Keywords:
Concussions, sports, mental disorders, athletes 
Notes:
None

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