Increased mental activity may prolong concussion recovery

01/6/2014 | USA Today

Among 335 8- to 23-year-olds who suffered a concussion, those with the highest level of cognitive activity after the injury took about 100 days on average to completely recover, compared with about 20 to 50 days for less mentally active peers, researchers found. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, support the benefits of cognitive rest following a concussion.

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