Athletes having pre-concussion psychosomatic symptoms take more time to recover

April 21, 2016 9:31 AM

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A research based on 127 high school and college athletes who have suffered concussions has unveiled that it may take longer to recover for athletes from concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms. The symptoms may include aches and pains owing to mental distress before the injury.

In the study, 80% of the athletes were males. Around two-thirds of the head injuries took place while playing football. Around one-quarter of the concussions took place during soccer. The remaining concussions took place during lacrosse, wrestling, hockey, rugby and field hockey.

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