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There’s nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so…

Does Shakespeare's famous maxim apply to head injury? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Researchers recently looked at patients with mild head injuries (90% of head injuries in Western countries are classified as "mild") to see whether perceptions of illness contributed to the development and severity of post-concusional syndrome (PCS). 73 patients with mild head injuries participated in the study. They were monitored for PCS symptoms, post-traumatic stress symptoms,…
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