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Let’s face it – kids and teens can be dramatic, so how do you know if they’re exaggerating the symptoms of a concussion? Experts in the Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Orthopedics Institute recently studied patients with concussions who report lingering symptoms weeks and months after the injury.
“In our new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, we found that some children and adolescents who continue to report symptoms weeks and months after suffering a concussion may be exaggerating or feigning symptoms in order to get out of schoolwork or sports or for other reasons unrelated to their injury.”- Michael Kirkwood, Ph.D. and co-director of Children's Colorado's Concussion Program