The lead author of the article and a researcher at the Research Institute of the East Children's Hospital in Ontario (CHEO), Andrée-Anne Ledoux, said they made this discovery studying data from 2716 children and adolescents.
We note that the recovery gain actually arrives the first week after having cerebral shockexplained the doctor in experimental psychology.
Afterwards, we see in the curves of recovery that there is a plateau where there is very little gain later.
In the participants of the study of 5 to 7 years, the recovery occurred in the first two weeks. At the ages of 8 to 18, most symptoms of a cerebral disorder dissipated in the first two weeks; then there was a plateau from the second to the fourth week.
Where the difference lies in adolescents, between girls and boys. In girls, the recovery is longerthe researcher said.
While in children, most symptoms disappear after 2 weeks, in girls, they can last up to 12 weeks after a bruise, according to Ms. Ledoux.
Several factors at stake
Mrs. Ledoux argued that, in adolescence, some nerves of the brain are more developed in children than in girls, which may partly explain why they recover faster from a cerebral shock.
The strongest neck in children, hormones and other psychosocial factors may also be involved in the recovery of a stroke.
Miss Ledoux recalled that there are many different symptoms with respect to concussions, including headaches, nausea and inattention. She indicated that you may want to compare recovery in age groups and not just for sex.