We have written several times in the past about the dangers associated with contact sports and the risk of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. In recent years, this has been a growing concern as professional athletes speak out about the harm to their neurological systems during their time on the field.
This is a concern for players, their families, and parents of children who are pursuing sports like football and hockey at school. These sports have been associated with hard hits to the head, which can lead to concussions, which can in time result in a traumatic brain injury. Research has also shown a high correlation between these brain injuries and a condition known as CTE that causes depression, mood swings, memory problems, and sometimes suicidal thoughts.