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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.