Symptoms of Post-concussion syndrome

What is post-concussive syndrome and how is it treated?

A person who has a TBI may develop a number of symptoms in the days or weeks after the head injury.

Symptoms vary and may include:

Many patients with mild TBI suffer from post-concussive syndrome (PCS), and approximately 40% of all TBI patients develop it. PCS is more common among people who had a psychiatric problem, such as depression or anxiety, before suffering a TBI.l

Source: NICHD (NIH)1

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Post-concussion syndrome

Some symptoms continue for several weeks. This is called post-concussion syndrome.

Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome include:

The person might need time off work and should avoid activities (like sport) that could cause another injury.

Source: New Zealand Health2

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Possible symptoms include:

See your GP if you still have symptoms after three months. They may be able to recommend treatments for some of the symptoms, or they may refer you to a specialist.

Source: NHS Choices UK3

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References

  1. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ faq.aspx
  2. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ accidents-and-injuries/ head-injury
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Concussion/ 

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