What is a concussion?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain usually works. Concussions affect people physically, cognitively and emotionally.
Symptoms of Concussions
Typically, the symptoms of a concussion resolve themselves in a seven to ten day period, but the recovery can be unpredictable and vary widely among adults. A person’s ability to think clearly and keep up with academics/job-related tasks is seriously compromised. Missing class/work and their inability to meet deadlines can become very stressful. People recover more quickly if they take sufficient time to rest.
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Balance Problems
- Feeling slowed down
- Vision difficulties
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