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By On June 27th, 2016

CTE confirmed in college athlete’s death by suicide

We previously wrote a blog about Kosta Karageorge right after his tragic death in 2014. Karageorge was an Ohio State football player and former wrestler whose life ended with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After sending a few texts to his girlfriend, then his mother, Karageorge, climbed into a dumpster in an alley near his apartment, and…

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By On April 28th, 2015

Another Son Lost: Football, CTE and Suicide

As a mother, when your child is born, you never imagine his life ending with a death by suicide while you sit helpless on the other end of the phone line.  This is what happened to Karen Kinzle Zegel when she received a phone call from her son, Patrick, 32 years old, as he calmly…

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By On April 26th, 2012

Vietnam Vets Shed Light on Suicidal Thoughts

A study conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University      of California, San Francisco has noted that veterans with more experiences involving killing were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts as veterans with fewer or no experience involving killing. In the study, the authors created for variables or…

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By On October 6th, 2011

Soldiers, Suicide and TBI

Though we’ve seen greater effort to address traumatic brain injuries and suicide rates of military personnel in the past several years, TIME magazine recently reported that there were 32 suspected suicides by service members in July—a record high since the Army began releasing the data two years ago. Additionally, back in January, Congress.org reported that…

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By On October 3rd, 2011

Stuck in time and suicide: A link to the brain

Are the brains of people who think about suicide or attempt to take their lives different? For years we have attributed the feelings of hopelessness and despair associated with suicide to a person’s psychological state. Dr. Georg Northoff, a psychiatrist and medical researcher at the Royal Ottawa Mental Healthy Centre and the University of Ottawa…

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By On January 4th, 2011

Ever Forget a Familiar Face?

The noted neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks, M.D., is a person with prosopagnosia, in other words an inability to recognize faces. Click here for the interview with Doctors Oliver Sacks and Sanjay Gupta as they talk about this relatively rare neurological occurrence. http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/04/human-factor-faces-never-familiar-to-famed-doctor/?hpt=Sbin

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By On October 26th, 2010

Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

This week I am presenting on the topic of Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury at the Silent Wounds of War: Addressing the Needs of Our Returning Vets conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brain injury and the significant mental health problems (PTSD, suicide, depression and substance abuse) experienced by some veterans are coming to the forefront through…

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