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Chapter 8 - Rugby: Concussion and Mental Health Symptoms

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2020

Amit D. Mistry
Affiliation:
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Thomas McCabe
Affiliation:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Alan Currie
Affiliation:
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
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BD is a 34-year-old semi-professional rugby union player and a part-time schoolteacher. Three years ago she suffered three concussions during one season and required a prolonged period of rest. Following an extended RTP protocol, which involved a month away from any rugby contact and a gradual increase in physical activity, she was integrated back into the team environment although she always thought she never reached her previous level of performance.

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