For many years there has been an air of confusion around the after effects of concussion, and indeed a debate on whether there were any lingering effects at all. Many studies have attempted to answer this question, and to what degree. However a recent study has shed some important and interesting light on the debate, and has opened the door to more targeted treatment for patients suffering from depression and anxiety following a traumatic brain injury. These results could also yield fantastic opportunities to further understand the complex nature of these common conditions.
For anyone who sustains this type of injury and undergoes concussion treatment, there is always the concern that additional side effects will occur further down the road. However it seems that sustaining a traumatic brain injury, or concussion, may cause depression or anxiety symptoms at a later date.