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If you’ve ever suffered from a concussion then you will understand that it is a painful, sometimes distressing and upsetting condition to have. Of course, over the course of a couple of days, after being checked out, you should be fine and completely recovered, however at the time you could be forgiven for feeling a little worried about what has happened to you.

Concussion shouldn’t be overlooked in seriousness, because it is in fact a brain injury, although the least serious type there is. Because of this fact, it’s important to seek medical help after a head injury, to assess your level of injury and to get a firm diagnosis, before beginning any treatment methods.

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For many years there has been an air of confusion around the after effects of concussion, and indeed a debate on whether there were any lingering effects at all. Many studies have attempted to answer this question, and to what degree, however a recent study has shed some important and interesting light on the debate, and has opened the door to more targeted treatment for patients suffering from depression and anxiety following a traumatic brain injury. These results could also yield fantastic opportunities to further understand the complex nature of these very common conditions.

For anyone who sustains this type of injury and undergoes concussion treatment, there is always the concern that additional side effects will occur further down the road, however it seems that sustaining a traumatic brain injury, or concussion, could actually cause depression or anxiety symptoms at a later date.

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