02 Jun '11, 4am

Young adults who've suffered head injuries are more likely to get into fights later in life, US study says

NEW YORK - YOUNG adults who have suffered head injuries are more likely to get into a fight or take part in other kinds of violence - and the link is particularly strong within the first year after the injury, a US study said. Previous work has shown that brain injuries can cause changes in emotions, including impulsivity and aggression. Though it's never possible with this type of research to figure out if brain injuries really are at the root of aggression or if some other factor is behind both, things such as drug use, heavy drinking and a history of violence didn't seem to explain the findings, said author Sarah Stoddard of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 'Participants who had ever experienced a head injury before young adulthood reported more interpersonal violence in young adulthood than participants who had never had a head injury,'she wrote in Pediatrics. Ac...

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