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Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: No

If a person can work and are able to perform their task it would benefit for them to work and keep a routine.

In brief: No

If a person can work and are able to perform their task it would benefit for them to work and keep a routine.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Depends on a lot

Not all head injuries are alike.
In most cases it would be unlikely to physically slow recovery. However, subtle deficits may not be apparent until the increased demands of work are placed and with more severe injuries over-shooting what the current capacity is can lead to a profound sense of failure and a catastophic emotional reaction. Clinical consultation and advice advised if in doubt.

In brief: Depends on a lot

Not all head injuries are alike.
In most cases it would be unlikely to physically slow recovery. However, subtle deficits may not be apparent until the increased demands of work are placed and with more severe injuries over-shooting what the current capacity is can lead to a profound sense of failure and a catastophic emotional reaction. Clinical consultation and advice advised if in doubt.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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