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Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Concussion signs (observable by others) and symptoms (experienced by the athlete) fall into five clusters: symptoms, physical signs, behavioral changes, cognitive impairments, and sleep difficulties. Symptom scales continue to be a critical component in concussion assessment.

 

Concussions: Parents Are Critical Participants in Recognition, Treatment, Recovery

Parents are critical participants in the recognition and treatment of, and recovery from, a concussion, not only in the first 24 to 48 hours but during every step in the process towards an eventual return to the play.

Sports Concussion Myths and Misconceptions

Sports concussion myths are still common, despite increased media focus and education in recent years.

High Initial Concussion Symptom Score Suggests Longer Recovery, Study Says

What factors predict which athletes recover quickly from concussion and which will take longer has proved to be a vexing question. A new study suggests an elegantly simple and intuitive answer: the athletes who take longer to recover report the most severe symptoms right after injury; the more severe the initial symptoms, the more likely a longer recovery.

The Unmarked Detour: A Trip To Boston And Bumps On The Way To Summer Vacation

Dorothy Bedford talks about having to take her teenage daughter Heidi out of school for the third time in the three months since she suffered a serious concussion playing hockey, and her frantic efforts to obtain the additional neurological testing the school required before she was allowed back to finish the spring semester.
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