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Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment
As reported in NeurologyAdvisor by Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC, "There is an increased frequency of concussion among females when compared to males in sports with similar rules, such as soccer and volleyball, and females tend to report more and increased severity of symptoms associated with a concussive injury than males."
This article reviews findings from Vernon B. Williams, MD, founding director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
"Recent findings indicate that it can take longer for female athletes to achieve symptom resolution, and that they experience more severe academic dysfunction after concussion.