Category Archives: second impact syndrome

concussions and difficulty concentrating

Concussions and Difficulty Concentrating

A concussion is a transient, functional disturbance that temporarily alters the way our brains work. The majority of concussed individuals (80-90%) have no symptoms within 7-10 days after injury (McCrory et al, 2013). Nevertheless, 10-15% of concussed individuals will experience symptoms longer than 10 days. The international classification of diseases (ICD-10) classifies post-concussion syndrome (PCS) as … Continue reading Concussions and Difficulty Concentrating

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Concussion The Movie

  Preface to the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  Prior to writing this article, I spoke extensively with family and friends about the subject matter (concussion movie & chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and it became apparent that I only created more questions in my failed attempt to educate them. The question I heard the most was how … Continue reading Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Concussion The Movie