Despite rising levels of overall concussion symptom knowledge, this study shows a potential gap in the knowledge of the relationship between concussions and mental health issues.
“In our large national survey of athletes, parents, coaches and medical professionals a high number of the physical and cognitive symptoms associated with concussion were identified. However, significantly fewer respondents associated the mental health symptoms of nervousness or anxiety, sadness or depression, and irritability with concussion. These findings help to shed light on areas in which concussion awareness and knowledge initiatives need to be targeted to enhance the prevention and recovery from sport-related concussion.”
Read the entire study here: Recognizing the Symptoms of Mental Illness following Concussions in the Sports Community: A Need for Improvement