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Brain Imaging Study Pinpoints Source of Depression in Concussed NFL Players

Neurologist Kyle Womack, MD released a study at the 2013 American Academy of Neurology annual meeting showing that DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) analysis of white matter damage in a particular region of the brain could predict depression after traumatic brain injury with 100 percent sensitivity and 95 percent specificity. The study was conducted on 26 retired NFL players, of whom 5 were found to be depressed on the Beck Depression Inventory. Dr. Womack works at the Pine Creek Medical Center and his research was done at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.