“I Wanted My Brain Back”

See on Scoop.itDevelopmental & Behavioral Challenges in Children

It was a beautiful June Saturday afternoon. Anne Forrest steered her white Acura onto Memorial Bridge. The Lincoln Memorial rose before her.Back from a business trip to Panama, Anne had picked up her cat from a colleague at the Environmental…

Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

This story is an excellent description of the significant impact that even a “mild head injury” can have.  I have seen many children in my practice with a history of such a mild head injury who are failing in school, being labeled as lazy, unmotivated or needing medication for ADHD, when this is the problem.  We need to improve public, educational, and healthcare awareness of the impact and length of disability from even mild head injuries.

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