The Silent Epidemic: Accepting the Changes that Follow Concussions

September 9, 2020

Football season is going to be missed by many, especially parents who long to watch their children play. But we should take this opportunity to focus on a serious topic that is often left out of football talk: TBI related to sports injuries.

How I Became Interested

For over 15 years, my work has focused on a sub-specialization of trauma psychology dealing with car accident trauma. Increasingly, I saw how the forces involved in a car accident caused injuries to the brain which impacted every area of functioning: cognitive, emotional, social, and occupational. Many times, in the emergency department, injury to the brain is not evaluated beyond looking for brain bleeds and many kinds of brain injury are not detected with current imaging methods.

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