According to a recent study, children who sustained concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may experience anxiety, phobias, and depression years later.
Lead author Michelle Albicini, a researcher at Monash University School of Psychological Sciences in Melbourne, Australia, says that the study suggests that brain injury is related to long-term anxiety symptoms. The anxiety may be caused by actual brain damage or the result of living in an anxious family environment after the injury, said Albicini.
Albicini’s team found that children with moderately severe brain injuries and females in general were at greater risk for long-term psychological effects compared with males and those children who sustained milder brain injuries.
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