20 Oct 2017

Link between concussion & depression in athletes

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 20 October 2017

A new study by the world foodtball players' union has found a link between concussion and depression in former professional soccer players and other athletes. The study surveyed 576 former first-division footballers, ice hockey and rugby players from Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and found that former professional athletes with a history of four or five concussions are nearly 1 and a half times more likely to report symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and sleep problems. Kathryn talks with the the Chief Medical Officer for FIFPro, Dr. Vincent Gouttebarge, who lead the study.