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- Concussions and TBIs are well-known injuries occurring 30-50 million times a year worldwide and are commonly seen in sports.1 The majority of TBIs are mild yet still have the potential to cause lifelong detrimental effects.
- Short- and long-term complications include difficulty thinking, difficulty concentrating, changes in emotions and personality, decreased memory and sensation, and may lead to depression and dementia.2
- Especially in children and adolescents who are undergoing brain development.
- There are no known prophylactic medications, however, some studies have indicated that sympathomimetic drugs, MPH, may be neuroprotective in the setting of TBIs.
- The purpose of this study is to identify if the use of MPH reduces recovery time when subject to a brain injury.
concussion, TBI, methylphenidate, ADHD, youth athletes
Chemicals and Drugs | Medicine and Health Sciences | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences
Lee, Matthew, "Stimulant Medication use in Children/Adolescent Athletes with ADHD Reduce the Recovery Time of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury" (2023). Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Capstone Presentations (Center City). 5.