Four Myths About Kids and Concussions

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D., Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute explores four common myths about concussions in children.  
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  • If you don’t get knocked out, you don’t have a concussion.
  • Helmets make kids concussion-proof.
  • The brain needs complete and total rest after a concussion.
  • All concussions resolve in a week.

Read the full article for more details on these four myths.
While the severity of the concussion does not indicate the recovery timeline, kids who have symptoms lasting more than two weeks may benefit from additional evaluations by experts.

Excerpted from:
Suskauer, S., M.D. (2016, March 31). 4 Myths About Kids and Concussions [Web log post]. Retrieved from