A new analysis has found that concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviours and thoughts. However, a host of risk factors might influence this correlation, and careful investigation is required to establish which individuals with mTBI might be most at risk of suicide.
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Brenner, L.A., Bahraini, N.H. Concussion and risk of suicide: who, when and under what circumstances?. Nat Rev Neurol 15, 132–133 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-019-0136-x