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Friday, September 2, 2011

Concussions: the DGS academic research into them

As most, if not all of you know, I have spent quite a bit of time in my life researching concussions. With the deaths of 3 NHL enforcers this summer, I feel compelled to post a paper I wrote for a class on concussions in athletes. While, I was a student when I wrote this and therefore this paper isn't exactly published, it follows the rules of an academic peer reviewed paper set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA).

To download the 10 page paper :click here:

Note: this was part of a larger project involving several other students, this way my portion of it.

Here's some bullet points headlining what you'll see/important things to note

  • Page 2 (first page of full text) shows that Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) was first defined in 1981, that's 30 years ago...
  • Pages 2-3: the bulleted symptom list of concussions (PCS means these symptoms last for long periods of time after the initial trauma)
  • Page 3: The Reggie Fleming (NHL) Case. Because, well, he's a hockey player and a fighter.
  • Page 6: The Boston University Study linking concussions to Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Last Page of Text: Ted Johnson of the NFL. While I don't expound on it in this paper, his behavior is actually indicative of depression as well.
  • References Page: So you can look up the articles and sources I used to put this project together.