Head Trauma Research Paper

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A concussion is a head injury which results from the movement of the brain in the skull causing the brain to hit the sides of the skull which can cause swelling, bleeding, or other serious injury. Concussions can be linked to neurological trauma, especially after a patient suffers from multiple head traumas. This link was first considered when Phineas Gage, in 1848, suffered an injury from an iron spike being driven through his head, and following the injury, exhibiting extreme personality changes. Some 170 years later, these same personality differences can be observed in patients following head trauma. Some symptoms for concussion include; headache or a feeling of pressure in the head, temporary loss of consciousness, dizziness or "seeing
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