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

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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.