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The Brain : Concussion
CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 WHAT IS CONCUSSION? What causes concussion, how is it defined and who is most at risk? Detecting the signs and effects of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. How concussion has affected Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua. The long-term consequences of concussion: Dr Bennet Omalu and the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CHAPTER 2 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY The symptoms and major causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Helmets in sport. Do they help to protect the brain? Our fragile brain comes with its own protective packaging. CHAPTER 3 CONCUSSION & SPORT The changing attitudes of our sporting codes to the dangers of concussion is a positive. Prominent sporting figures share their experiences and insights into the impact that concussion has had on their lives. CHAPTER 4 KIDS & CONCUSSION There is growing awareness of the potential long-term consequences of head injury in young people.
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