Have you had a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury? Do you suffer from symptoms of irritability, depression, and anxiety? A recent study suggests damaged white brain matter, the brain’s signal cables, may be responsible.

On our blog, we often discuss the long-term damage left by concussions including depression. Signs and symptoms of depression include:

Why do only some concussion sufferers report these symptoms?

According to Medical Daily, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have the answer. Scientists detected white brain matter abnormalities in people suffering from depression or anxiety as a result of their concussion.