Mild head injury is defined as blunt trauma or acceleration

deceleration injury to the head resulting in a Glasgow Coma Scale > 12, less than 20min of unconsciousness or some brief alteration in consciousness, less than 48 hr of hospitalization (no serious extracranial injuries), and no neuroimaging evidence of brain lesion(s). Mild head injury can result in neurocognitive deficits and functional impairments, which may be temporary or persisting. There are considerable ambiguities and uncertainties associated with the study of mild head injury, and this article presents scientific facts and discusses some of the many controversies that

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contribute to what has been referred to as "the silent epidemic'' and those who suffer from it as the "miserable minority.''

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