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Concussed? Don’t Think About It. In Fact, Don’t Think

For people witconcussionh concussions, thinking is a bad idea. That’s the verdict from researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who tracked the recoveries of 335 pediatric patients who had suffered concussions. The Atlantic¬†reports that the researchers questioned patients about the degree of their cognitive activity, and placed them in one of four categories: full rest to mild activity, moderate activity, significant activity and full activity. The researchers found that patients who returned immediately to their pre-concussion, full levels of cognitive activity took an average of 100 days to recover from their symptoms, but patients in the lower three quartiles who took a break from cognitive activities recovered the most quickly, reporting no residual symptoms after 50 days. Read more in the Atlantic.

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