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concussion

a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness

concussion

[kən′kəsh·ən]
(engineering)
Shock waves in the air caused by an explosion underground or at the surface or by a heavy blow directly to the ground surface during excavation, quarrying, or blasting operations.
(medicine)
A state of shock following traumatic injury, especially cerebral trauma, in which there is temporary functional impairment without physical evidence of damage to impaired tissues.
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Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion), posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in US Soldiers involved in combat deployments: association with postdeployment symptoms.
Mild traumatic brain injury in persons with multiple trauma: The problem of delayed diagnosis.
Causes of mild traumatic brain injury include falls, a blow to the head, or most commonly, the head striking a stationary object, such as in a motor vehicle accident.
Predictors of new-onset depression after mild traumatic brain injury.
Early case recognition and intervention by nurses for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can significantly improve outcomes for civilian and military patients.
Major Finding: Mild traumatic brain injury is not independently associated with post-deployment psychosocial health problems such as depression or problematic drinking.
By definition, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) results from direct trauma to the head or from an acceleration/deceleration stress to the brain.
Would you please define and explain for us what mild traumatic brain injury is?
Comparisons Between Veterans With and Without Deployment-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury History Based on Concordance Between Clinician Judgment and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine-Based Criteria
The topics include war head injuries in besieged Sarajevo, predictors of persistent post-concussive syndrome, molecular mechanisms in traumatic brain injury, case reports of using biofeedback and neurofeedback treatments of psychiatric disturbances following traumatic brain injury, and a 12-month outcome from mild traumatic brain injury.
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Overlooking mild traumatic brain injury may amount to ignoring a major health issue, researchers have warned.
Until recently, mild traumatic brain injury was presumed to be not very important for generating long-term symptoms or problems.