Relative Cognitive Rest Helps Speed Recovery After Concussion

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Naomi Brown, MD Naomi Brown, MD January 7, 2014 — Immediately after a concussion, physicians recommend complete cognitive (thinking, processing) rest to help reduce a child's symptoms. A new study published in Pediatrics supports the use of relative cognitive rest for treating concussion. Dr. Naomi Brown's team showed that too much cognitive activity after a concussion was associated with prolonged recovery. Dr. Brown discusses this important research in The Atlantic.

To learn more about the implications of the study, read this Research in Action blog post.