Mental health is one of the greatest long-term concerns regarding concussions. Which is why being aware when they occur is so important. An untreated concussion or successive concussions can lead to serious damage. Damage to your brain can cause symptoms like anxiety, depression, and various phobias. Emotional responses can also become very extreme. These psychological effects can heavily impact the lives and relationships of those who suffer from them. Immediate treatment is crucial to optimal recovery and is necessary to fully return to normal.
Like most concussion symptoms, the psychological effects can be treated. Concussion safety is about the physical and mental health of the athletes, not about a quick return to play, so this must be the priority.
Methods such as baseline testing can be helpful to show how symptoms affect each athlete. So cognitive differences can be measured. The next step should be to use a Tozuda Head Impact Indicator, on all helmets, for immediate and accurate impact detection, to know right away if a player should seek medical attention. With this is information the proper decisions can be made as soon as possible.
Through proper awareness and treatment, with the advice of a medical professional, most patients will make a full recovery from concussions. However, without these steps one or more concussions can lead to lifechanging damage.
Learn about some ways to treat a concussion here:https://www.cognitivefxusa.com/blog/how-to-treat-a-concussion
Note: The advice of a professional should always be sought out if one's health is in question, and before any activity is resumed.
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