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How is post-concussion syndrome diagnosed?

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Since symptoms can be vague and caused by something else, it can be difficult to diagnose post-concussion syndrome. There is no special test for post-concussion syndrome. Diagnosis is mainly based on a history of head injury and reported symptoms. A physical exam, and maybe a CT or MRI scan of the head, may be done to evaluate symptoms. Other tests may be given to rule out other causes of symptoms, such as infection, bleeding injury to the brain, or poisoning.

From: Post-Concussion Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sayegh, A. , October 2010. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

CDC: “Concussion and Mild TBI” and “Concussion: What Can I Do to Help Feel Better After a Concussion?”

Psychosomatics: “Definition, Diagnosis, and Forensic Implications of Postconcussional Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Post-Concussion Syndrome: Symptoms.”

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Sayegh, A. , October 2010. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

CDC: “Concussion and Mild TBI” and “Concussion: What Can I Do to Help Feel Better After a Concussion?”

Psychosomatics: “Definition, Diagnosis, and Forensic Implications of Postconcussional Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Post-Concussion Syndrome: Symptoms.”

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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