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New Studies Link NFL Concussions to Depression Featured

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:17
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New studies that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting later this year link professional football players to an increased risk of depression as they age, according to a Medscape report.
One study shows the relationship between white matter damage and depression in former football players using diffusion tensor imaging, according to the report. In the second study, researchers used DTI reports to investigate white matter integrity. According to the report, the analysis showed the amount of white matter damage in the forceps minor predicted whether the players had depression with 100 percent sensitivity and 95 percent specificity.

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