https://fpamed.com/wp-content/uploads/FPA-Med-Logo-enfold.png 0 0 Sky Esser https://fpamed.com/wp-content/uploads/FPA-Med-Logo-enfold.png Sky Esser2016-02-10 02:06:302020-07-23 01:23:50Risk of Suicide Increases 3-Fold After Concussion
Risk of Suicide Increases 3-Fold After Concussion
An February 8, 2016 article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal entitled “Risk of Suicide After Concussion” suggests that there is an increase of suicidal behavior post concussion, especially on weekend. Most of the attempted and completed suicides visited a physician shortly before attempting to take their own life. The “take-away” from this article is that when physicians see patients who have recently suffered a concussion, they should carefully examine the patient for symptoms of suicidal ideation.