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Concussions Might Affect Kids and Adults Differently (WebMD Health News)

By Brenda Goodman, MA
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Dr. Ronald Kanner, Chair, Neurology, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Cushing Neuroscience Institute, comments on a study that evaluates the differences in concussion between adults and children.

A blow to the head might injure a child’s brain differently than it would an adult’s, a new study shows.

On the one hand, that’s good news, researchers say, because the brain damage caused by concussions appears to be less serious in kids than it is for adults.

But the study also found that the changes in a child’s brain often outlast symptoms like decreased reaction times, memory and concentration problems, irritability, insomnia, and fatigue....

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