Association between concussions and suicidality in high school students in the United States

Objective: To examine whether sustaining a concussion remained a significant predictor of suicidality after controlling for relevant covariates (e.g., sexual abuse/assault, bullying, substance use, depression), hypothesizing that the relationship between concussion and suicidality would become non-significant after controlling for these variables. Design: This study involved secondary data analysis of the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) System, […]

Traumatic brain injury-related deaths from firearm suicide: United States, 2008-2017

Objectives. To document the increasing influence of firearm suicide on the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related death in the United States.Methods. We used national vital statistics data from 2008 to 2017 to identify TBI-related deaths, overall and by cause, among US residents. National counts stratified by year, sex, and age group (to facilitate age adjustment) were […]

Association between traumatic brain injury and risk of suicide

Importance  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious long-term consequences, including psychiatric disorders. However, few studies have assessed the association between TBI and risk of suicide. Objective  To examine the association between TBI and subsequent suicide. Design, Setting, and Participants  Retrospective cohort study using nationwide registers covering 7 418 391 individuals (≥10 years) living in Denmark (1980-2014) with 164 265 624 person-years’ […]

Suicidal ideation after mild traumatic brain injury: A consecutive Canadian sample.

This study aims to elucidate psychosocial and injury features contributing to SI following concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and the time course for its development. Between 1998 and 2012, a sample of 871 patients referred to a follow-up clinic after concussion treatment in an urban tertiary care ED were consecutively offered enrollment at […]

Risk of suicide after a concussion.