The researchers studied data from more than 9,000 teenagers from middle-school to grade 12. The findings varied between males and females who experienced TBI’s.
- Three times more likely to smoke than girls without a brain injury.
- More likely to endure bullying.
- More likely to suffer from anxiety or depression.
- More likely to think about suicide.
- Twice as likely to smoke daily in their late teens.
- More likely to engage in harmful activities.