Former NHL players in new study have 'elevated rate' of psychiatric disorders, researcher says

April 13, 2017

New research involving retired National Hockey League players has found 19 of 33, or 59 per cent, of former players studied over a four-year period have experienced psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse.

The 33 former NHL players ranged in age from 34 to 71, said Dr. Brian Levine, a neuropsychologist with the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto.

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