Nine-Year Risk of Depression Diagnosis Increases With Increasing Self-Reported Concussions in Retired Professional Football Players

@article{Kerr2012NineYearRO,
  title={Nine-Year Risk of Depression Diagnosis Increases With Increasing Self-Reported Concussions in Retired Professional Football Players},
  author={Z. Kerr and S. Marshall and H. Harding and K. Guskiewicz},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={2206 - 2212}
}
Background: Concussions may accelerate the progression to long-term mental health outcomes such as depression in athletes. Purpose: To prospectively determine the effects of recurrent concussions on the clinical diagnosis of depression in a group of retired football players. Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. Methods: Members of the National Football League Retired Players Association responded to a baseline General Health Survey (GHS) in 2001. They also completed a follow-up… Expand

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