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Twitter Chat on Sports-Related Head Injury and Cognitive Decline

Live Chat

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Hashtag: #NIMHchats 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem that affects about 1.4 million people  in the U.S. each year. There’s been recent concern about the potential long-term effects of mild TBI, like concussion, particularly among athletes.

A concussion  is a type of TBI caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause damage to the brain. A concussion can cause long-term cognitive problems that affect a person's ability to perform daily activities. In addition to disability, TBI can lead to increased risk for other health conditions.

To learn more about the symptoms, treatments, and research on sports-related head injury and cognitive decline, please join NIMH and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  (NINDS) for a Twitter chat from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET on October 28, 2015. Experts from NIMH and NINDS will be available to answer questions on this topic.

Please follow our tweets on NIMH’s Twitter page . To ask questions, you must have a Twitter account and include the hashtag #NIMHchats   in every tweet.

If you have any questions, please email See you on Twitter!

View the archived chat.