(May 16, 2013 - Insidermedicine)
From Utah - Multiple head injuries raise a soldier's risk of suicide, according to a report published in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers surveyed over 150 military personnel who had served in Iraq and were examined for possible TBI. Results showed that 6.9% of patients who suffered one TBI in the past had suicidal thoughts, and that 21% of those who had suffered more than one TBI had suicidal thoughts. Meanwhile, 0% of those with no TBIs reported suicidal ideation.