Is there a cure for coma?

Recovering from a coma depends on the cause and duration of the coma. Difficulties from a coma may include psychological, intellectual, and physical issues that need to be addressed. Many comas last only a few weeks and the person gradually experiences full recovery. Extent of recovery is dependent on extent and location of injury. Current research focuses on prevention and treatment.

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