Dr. Harry Kerasidis adds insight to childhood concussions

Health reporter Libby Clark interviews Dr. Harry Kerasidis, among other experts, about 10 things you need to know about childhood concussions for an article on tapgenes.com, published July 22, 2015.

“The developing brain is more vulnerable to concussions than the adult brain,” says Dr. Harry Kerasidis, MD, a neurologist who wrote the book on concussions. “The brain continues developing through the age of 25, so brain injuries can hinder development, while increasing the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

And, alarmingly, Dr. Kerasidis points out that concussions may not only affect cognitive development, they can have long term impact on emotional development, as well.

Read more: http://tapgenes.com/10-things-need-know-childhood-concussions/