Concussions in University Athletes

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Concussions can go unnoticed or untreated in athletes by team coaches and doctors, this is not their fault or a result of poor training. Athletes tend to try to hide their symptoms from a coach or trainer in order to keep playing.

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Concussions in University AthletesByPresented to Dr. K. Brebnerin Psychology 100Introduction to PsychologyDepartment of PsychologySt. Francis Xavier UniversityNovember 6, 2012Concussions can go unnoticed or untreated in athletes by team coaches and doctors, this is not their fault or a result of poor training. Athletes tend to try to hide their symptoms from a coach or trainer in order to keep playing. An athlete may feel an obligation to his or her teammates to stay in the game. This could be because of an important game or a leadership role on the team. Whatever the reason, these athletes are doing more harm than good to themselves and their team.Concussions are hard to define since doctors and scientists still know little about them. Ultimately, a concussion is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces or a direc

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