Head Injuries Tied To Risk For Psychiatric Disorders.

Medwire (12/18, Gray) reports that, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, “sustaining a head injury between the ages of 11 and 15 years was the strongest predictor for the subsequent development of schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after analyzing data on 113,906 individuals born between 1977 and 2000 who went to the hospital with a head injury.

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— “Head injuries increase risk for psychiatric disorders, “Afsaneh Gray, Medwire News, December 18, 2013.

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