Post-concussion syndrome: Overview

Post-concussion syndrome is a long-lasting syndrome that follows concussion. In mild cases it may last a few days and cause mild symptoms such as headaches. A concussive impact to the brain may cause Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and sometimes symptoms may take weeks to disappear. Chronic cases can also occur.

Care must be taken following a head injury or concussion to identify severe life-threatening brain conditions that are complications of concussion (or more generally complications of head injury), such as brain hemorrhage, brain hematoma, raised intracranial pressure (high ICP), skull fracture, and other possibilities.

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Post-Concussion Syndrome: The organic and psychogenic disturbances observed after closed head injuries (Head Injuries, Closed). Post-concussion syndrome includes subjective physical complaints (i.e. headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging.1

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Post-Concussion Syndrome: The organic and psychogenic disturbances observed after closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED). Post-concussion syndrome includes subjective physical complaints (i.e. headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging.2

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: Monarch Initiative

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