This is an important thought that came to me today. I looked around to see if I could find anyone who was talking about this. I couldn’t. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place… but I don’t think so.
I think this is something that’s just gotten lost in the shuffle – women (and also men) who deal with stress by bonding with others (tend and befriend) are going to suffer more under the strict isolation of concussion treatment. And that stress could possibly contribute to exacerbating their symptoms.
Seems likely — and important — to me.
Something absolutely critical occurred to me today, as I was scanning the tracking data for a technical website I optimize. Pardon me, if I’m behind the times on this — it just occurred to me, but after some admittedly cursory Googling of terms, I found no evidence that anyone else had made or published about the connection I’m about to discuss.
The Burning Question That Needs To Be Answered:
Do the ways we currently treat concussion / TBI actually work against the women who have been injured?
I’ve been influenced, of late, by a good deal of conversation about women and concussion, including my reading about the “miserable minority” of mild TBI survivors (mostly women) whose symptoms persist past the 3 months they’re expected to last. After decades, we still have double-digit percentages of PCS sufferers who continue to deal with sometimes debilitating symptoms. There is some compelling dialogue going…
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