If you have read the blog enough you know that concussions not only have an immediate and short-term consequences, but lasting effects. With any injury this is the case, however the sequelae of each injury is far less known. What is becoming more apparent is that bashing your brain around can cause not only physical issues (balance, dizziness, etc.) and cognitive impairments, but emotional/social changes that are much more difficult to define.
As we all remember growing up, and if you have kids of certain age, adolescents seem to go through personality changes as the hormones begin to set in and the transition to adulthood begins. It would be fairly easy to dismiss subtle changes in a person and chalk it up as “teenagers”. However, there are cases that can be attributed to the mismanagement of concussions; not allowing for the proper recovery of the injury. Continue reading