Concussions In Football

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American football is a contact sport accountable for generating copious amounts of concussions through extrinsic factors (such as temperature and altitude), as well as aspects corresponding to certain positions of players and types of play utilized within games (Yengo-Kahn, Johnson, Zuckerman & Solomon, 2015). Despite available rehabilitation treatments, concussive impacts are culpable for the diagnosis and lingering of an array of hardships upon even the experts of this sport. However, undercounting still persist in the National Football League (NFL), as exhibited in an analysis of concussions in the NFL through the years 1996 to 2001 (Schwarz, Bogdanich & Williams, 2016). NFL committee members claimed that 887 total concussions were diagnosed by the medical staff of every team, yet further investigation declared that more than 100 concussion-related cases remained unreported (Schwarz et al., 2016). Therefore, establishing and scrutinizing the connection between an increased number of concussions and a decreased state of well-being (with particular focus on mental and physical components) in the lives of retired NFL athletes, is essential in promoting the importance of immediate recognition and treatment of these detrimental injuries. The prevalence of mental disorders provoked by concussions influences an overall degradation of mental well-being. More precisely, depressive symptoms have a propensity to favour retired NFL players who retain a history of concussion-related

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