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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Overview)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered mental status, and headaches.


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What sort of disease is a concussion?

What sort of disease is a concussion?

Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
739 doctors shared insights

Concussion (Overview)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered mental status, and headaches.


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Can you tell me how long does concussion last?

Few weeks to a year: Some people will have concussion resolve within a few hours. However, for many symptoms will last for several weeks, months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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Treating a Concussion (Tip)

Most concussion get better in two weeks. Younger people usually take longer than adults. ...See more

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Treating a Concussion (Checklist)

Have physician assess neck for injury, including parapsinal spasm
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Avoid activities where second concussion can occur until resolution
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Practice cognitive rest until symptoms resolve
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Be reassessed by physician at one week
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I can't think clearly. Is this a symptom of concussion?

Possibly: Concussions typically occur after a head injury. At times, head injuries can be minor and we might not think much of them. If your confusion worsens or you develop other symptoms, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of concussion?

Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian.Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing.We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure(as best we can) their injury. ...Read more

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Treating a Concussion (Tip)

Treating a Concussion

Your symptoms should improve with time. If you feel like you are getting worse, contact your physician. ...See more

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Signs of concussion ?

4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read more

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19 yr old with four concussions and mctd. Can one it both diagnosis cause changes in school and decision making?

See below: Prednisone can alter one's mood which can affect decision making especially if it makes one manic. However; concussion do affect brain function. ...Read more

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Treating a Concussion (Tip)

Treating a Concussion

Total brain rest is the key to recovery...Including no "screen time.". ...See more