Improving concussion diagnosis and treatment

Research

Concussions can have serious consequences, even in cases where the victim shows few symptoms immediately. Victims often shrug off a mild blow to the head, unaware that brain damage has occurred. Dr. Alain Ptito, a neuropsychologist at The Neuro, is seeking to improve the ways that brain trauma is diagnosed and treated.

Finding a new test for children with concussions

Research

Researchers at McGill, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), and the MUHC, are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of young Canadians – hockey and football players among them.