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SOURCE: Ann Engelland
In this excerpt from her recently published book, It's All in Your Head: Everyone's Guide to Managing Concussions, Dr Ann Engelland speaks to teens who want to help a friend who has just had a concussion or head injury.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 02, 2013
A buddy, teammate or family member has sustained a concussion. Maybe you don’t believe it. Maybe she doesn’t believe it. Listen up: You just gotta believe. There is no way to prove that someone has had a concussion. The only way for her to recover quickly and fully is to Rest. The book It’s All in Your Head: Everyone’s Guide to Managing Concussions goes into a lot of detail about what recovery involves.
But essentially, here is what you need to do as a friend:
Above all, be patient and encouraging. Be tolerant of moodiness or crankiness. This will pass and she will soon be back out there with you and your friends.
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