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Concussion Linked to Risk for Dementia, Parkinson’s, ADHD
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between concussion and the risk of follow-up diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders (MADs), dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
DESIGN: A retrospective population-ba…
The study of more than 186,000 Canadians found that those who suffered a concussion were more likely to develop any of several conditions, including: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); depression or anxiety; Parkinson’s disease; or dementia.
Risk increased for ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, dementia, Parkinson disease
OBJECTIVE: Preexisting attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be a risk factor for worse outcome following sport-related concussion. We used a statistical and psychometric approach known as network analysis to examine the architecture of physi…
Int J Sports Med DOI: 10.1055/a-1107-3025Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of self-reported pre-injury anxiety
diagnosis on persistent symptom development, vestibular symptom severity, and
balance control among youth who sustained a concussion. We performed a
retrospective study of patients seen at a specialty pediatric concussion clinic.
Patients were 18 years of age or younger, examined within 10 days of concussion,
and received care until full recovery. A questionnaire was used to assess
pre-existing medical and psychiatric conditions, including anxiety. Our main
outcomes were pro…
CONTEXT: In the absence of baseline testing, normative data may be used to interpret postconcussion scores on the clinical reaction-time test (RTclin). However, to provide normative data, we must understand the performance factors associated with baseline testing.
OBJECTIVE: To explore performance factors associated with baseline RTclin from among candidate variables representing demographics, medical and concussion history, self-reported symptoms, sleep, and sport-related features.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
SETTING: Clinical setting (eg, athletic training room).
PATIENTS OR OTHER…
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