TBIs May Increase Chances Of Risky Behaviors In Adolescents

HealthDay (10/1, Thompson) reports that according to a study published online Sept. 30 in PLoS One, adolescents “who have experienced a traumatic brain injury [TBI] are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after having examined “data gathered during the 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey developed by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto,” Canada on some “9,000 students between grades 7 and 12 in public schools across Ontario.”

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— “Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens,” Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, September 30, 2014.

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