Concussion effects on child’s brain may last months after injury

 

Concussion effects on child’s brain may last months after injury

Concussion effects on child’s brain may last months after injury.

The effects of a concussion on a child’s brain can last months after the initial injury, according to a small new study in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and the Mind Research Network found that even if there are no symptoms months after a concussion, there are alterations in the white matter of the brain. And these changes – which are seen two weeks after a concussion – are still observed up to three months later.