BRAIN INJURY

TRAUMATIC

Post-Concussion Syndrome consists of a constellation of sometimes disabling symptoms which are long-lasting and follow a concussion injury.

Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome is generally defined as symptoms lasting more than three months. They include:

 

  • Development of chronic headaches,

  • Chronic pain

  • Dizziness

  • Visual disturbances

Frequently encountered cognitive symptoms include:

  • Attention deficits

  • Slowed information processing

  • Reduced verbal and working memory

  • Impaired executive functions

 

Psychiatric symptoms frequently reported are:

  • Depressed mood

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Agitation

  • Poor motivation

  • Social withdrawal

  • Interpersonal difficulties

The reported prevalence rates for long-lasting post-concussion symptoms that occur after a “mild” traumatic brain injury vary from 7% to 33%.

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