Changes in children's brains persist after injury symptoms

A new study has shown that changes in a child’s brain remain even after the symptoms of the injury are gone. During the study – which took place in Mexico - 15 children affected by a mild traumatic brain injury were followed up four months later to examine the impact. Researchers claim the long-term effects on the developing brain were greater than those seen in adults. The study is the most recent chapter in a long-standing scientific debate about the difference between the effects of an injury on adults and children. Read more here. Read more about this debate in ‘Myths and Misunderstandings’. 
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