Scientific Research Projects

The Mac Parkman Foundation honors the loss of a great young man to mental illness and brain damage caused from contact sports and subconcussive trauma. Our purpose is to increase awareness of the risks of allowing kids to play contact sports while their brains are developing and how the subsequent damage to their brain affects their mental health. We accomplish this through advocacy, supporting research, education and outreach to medical, psychological, coaching/athletic and parental communities.

Today, millions of children play contact sports while their brain is in critical phases of development. It is now known that the long-term exposure of a child’s brain to subconcussive trauma or repeated head injuries, leads to damage that is linked to mental illness to include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, impulsivity and suicidality. Every year hundreds of children take their lives and thousands upon thousands more suffer from mental illness as a result of playing contact sports.

Podium

  1. Ballatori, A.M., Haddad, A., Shahrestani, S., 2022. Determining optimal screening guidelines for novel anxiety and depression following mild traumatic brain injury. International Paediatric Brain Injury Society & North American Brain Injury Society’s 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury, New York, NY, USA. (Podium) (Abstract

Posters

  1. Ballatori, A.M., Haddad, A., Shahrestani, S., 2022. Young males have the highest odds of developing novel suicidal ideation within 365 days following a concussion. International Paediatric Brain Injury Society & North American Brain Injury Society’s 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury, New York, NY, USA. (Poster) (Abstract)

  1. Ballatori, A.M., Haddad, A., Shahrestani, S., 2022. Risk factors for developing novel depression and anxiety following mild traumatic brain injury. International Paediatric Brain Injury Society & North American Brain Injury Society’s 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury, New York, NY, USA. (Poster) (Abstract)

  2. Ballatori, A.M., Haddad, A., Shahrestani, S., 2022. Determining optimal screening guidelines for novel suicidal ideation and homicidal ideation following mild traumatic brain injury. International Paediatric Brain Injury Society & North American Brain Injury Society’s 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury, New York, NY, USA. (Poster) (Abstract)

  3. Ballatori, A.M., Haddad, A., Shahrestani, S., 2022. Young males have the highest odds of developing novel suicidal ideation within 365 days following a concussion. Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Poster) (Abstract)

Follow by Email
YouTube
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share
Instagram