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Concussion Articles

Developmental and Psychosocial Impacts of Concussions

Developmental and Psychosocial Impacts of Concussions

A recent study shows that kids and teens may be exaggerating symptoms of concussions. Our concussion experts explain when injuries should be evaluated and what impact this has on psychosocial behaviors. 

 

Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes

Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes

Immediately after a significant head injury, a young athlete should be evaluated to determine if they have suffered a concussion. It is important to monitor for signs of a more serious head injury.

 

How to Handle the Emotional Effects of Concussion

How to Handle the Emotional Effects of Concussion

Concussions are currently a hot topic in the media and within the sports medicine world. It is important to know about the dangers, signs, and symptoms of concussions as well as what measures can be taken to prevent or minimize concussion risk. 

Do Concussions Lead to More Serious Injury?

Do Concussions Lead to More Serious Injury?

Although the findings are of concern, several points about the study are worth remembering. The study did not collect information on concussion history so whether concussions play a causal role in these problems remains unclear. The study was also based entirely on professional athletes.

Concussion Treatment and Emotional Breakdowns

Concussion Treatment and Emotional Breakdowns

A recent article published by the Denver Post about Children’s Colorado patient, Cole Barrett, suggests that young athletes who suffer from a concussion could be at risk for emotional and social issues.


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