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Will a single head injury have lifelong effects?

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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity.

A moderate or severe head injury can have lifelong effects, with the greatest amount of recovery happening within the first year after the injury.
A mild injury (about 75-80% of tbis) are expected to make a nearly full recovery within 3 months after the injury; although, 6 months after the injury about 28% of people report having continuing mood problems, headaches, dizziness, and insomnia.

In brief: Depends on severity.

A moderate or severe head injury can have lifelong effects, with the greatest amount of recovery happening within the first year after the injury.
A mild injury (about 75-80% of tbis) are expected to make a nearly full recovery within 3 months after the injury; although, 6 months after the injury about 28% of people report having continuing mood problems, headaches, dizziness, and insomnia.
Dr. Justin ORourke
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Head injuries vary in severity from minor grade 1 concussions to grade 3 concussions to major head trauma that can cause brain hemorrhage or diffuse brain injury.
Repeated concussions can have lifelong effects. However, the data is not there yet showing that a single minor concussion will have lifelong effects.

In brief: It depends

Head injuries vary in severity from minor grade 1 concussions to grade 3 concussions to major head trauma that can cause brain hemorrhage or diffuse brain injury.
Repeated concussions can have lifelong effects. However, the data is not there yet showing that a single minor concussion will have lifelong effects.
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