Advertisement

What are the chances of recovery from shaken baby syndrome?

As compared to accidental traumatic brain injury in infants, shaken baby injuries have fewer chances of recovery. Damage to the retina of the eye can cause blindness. The majority of infants who survive severe shaking will have some form of neurological or mental disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation, which may not be fully apparent before six years of age. Children with SBS may require lifelong medical care.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Continue Learning about Relationship Abuse

Do You Know the Signs of an Abusive Relationship?
Do You Know the Signs of an Abusive Relationship?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over half of the women who are murdered in the US die at the hands of an intimate p...
Read More
Are You in an Abusive Relationship? Here’s How to Get Help
Are You in an Abusive Relationship? Here’s How to Get Help
The numbers are staggering. About one in four women will experience severe intimate partner violence (IPV) over the course of her lifetime. For men? T...
Read More
What are some common signs of an abusive relationship?
Good In BedGood In Bed
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one-quarter of women and 8 percent of men have ...
More Answers
What are the impacts of an abusive relationship?
Boston Women's Health Book CollectiveBoston Women's Health Book Collective
Abusive relationships may be hard to end, particularly if we lack financial independence. If we are ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.