A concussion increases the risk of suicide
The overall suicide rate is 19.9 cases per 100,000 people in people who have never experienced an earthquake
Jakarta, BerlimaNovosti – Previous research has shown that people who suffer from traumatic brain injury have an increased risk of suicide. A group of researchers conducted comprehensive medical research in Denmark to find a link to brain injury using suicide using multiple individual samples.
The results of this study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Trine Madsen, Michael Benros and colleagues analyzed data on 7.418 million people who had experienced and had not experienced a traumatic or traumatic brain injury older than 10 years and more since January 1, 1980, who were reported as still alive, dead or abandoning Denmark December 31, 2014 The number of people who died of suicide reached 34,529 people.
The overall suicide rate is 19.9 cases per 100,000 people in people who have never experienced an earthquake. The situation varies considerably from 40.6 suicides per 100,000 people in people who have at least one brain injury. "The rate of suicide is twice as high for those who have had an earthquake," said a writer who is also a professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington, Eugene Rubin, quoted Psychology today, on Wednesday (November 14, 2013).
The researchers then examined the relationship between suicide rates and the seriousness of the brain's brain injury. Levels vary from mild quakes, injuries to skull fracture and head injury to structural brain damage.
As a result, mild shaking caused a serious suicide rate of up to two times that of ordinary healthy people. The highest suicide rate occurs six months after a person has an earthquake. Rubin said that a mild strain of the brain increases the risk of suicide due to changes in the brain, which are basically changes in behavior. "Even friends and families of patients with mild exacerbations must be aware of the increased risk of suicide, especially six months after the incident," he said.
If someone develops symptoms of depression, behavioral impulsivity, and other behavioral changes, it is better to bring them and evaluate them with a physician or mental health professionals.