Concussion Awareness Fact Sheets

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.

Some Symptoms:

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Headache
  • Balance Problems
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Vision difficulties
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Click on the image that pertains to you on the right to find out more information and what you should do if you think you have a concussion.

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