While concussions can strike anyone, they tend to be especially prevalent among athletes, both high school and college-aged, due to the somewhat aggressive nature of the activity, contact involved, and the susceptibility of youth to head injuries.
When someone suffers a head injury, there are both short- and long-term consequences associated with the trauma. Confusion, memory loss, sleep issues—these are all symptoms and side effects of concussions, or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Many people also face anxiety and depression in their...
Most people know the basics about concussions: a blow or jolt to the head can cause brain damage. Common symptoms include dizziness, headaches and nausea. But there may be some other facts about this condition that you aren’t aware of—yet.