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Brain injuries often affect girls differently, more profoundly

About 20 percent of adolescents have experienced a traumatic brain injury during their lifetime, but female victims may struggle with the lasting effects more than their male peers. A new study suggests that teen girls struggle more with post-concussive issues like depression, bullying, poor grades, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Relatively little is known about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the medical field, so some experts believe the new research is useful for identifying and monitoring problems in teen girls who have been diagnosed with a concussion. Not everyone believes the study - which relies on self-reported data - has much scientific value.

At least one psychologist has pointed out that females tend to be more honest or forthcoming about their symptoms and struggles than males, even during adolescence.

From an injury attorney's standpoint, the study has value because it helps open parents' eyes to the impactful and far-reaching effects of brain injuries on children.

It is important for parents to understand that children who have suffered a TBI are more likely to endure behavioral and social problems than other children.

Another important aspect of the study is that it offers further evidence of the monumental impact a brain injury can have when determining compensation in a brain injury lawsuit. It is crucial that the amount and extent of harm is not underestimated when the victim seeks to recover damages for a brain injury he or she has wrongly suffered.

Source: Time, "How A Girl's Brain Changes After a Traumatic Brain Injury," Alexandra Sifferlin, Sept. 30, 2014

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