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Depression Common Where Concussion Recovery Is Prolonged

Depression is common in athletes who do not recover quickly from their concussions, says Dr. William P. Meehan, III, primarily because they are saddened by their injury, by the fact that they cannot participate in sports, and by the fact that they are having more difficulty with schoolwork and other cognitive tasks.  Seeing a sports psychologist can be helpful in treating depression after a sport-related concussion.

 

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