PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How is post-concussion syndrome treated?

ANSWER

Most people with post-concussion syndrome get better with rest and by minimizing stress.

Most doctors will also treat symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. For example, migraine or pain medications may be prescribed for those with headache. A specialist such as a neurologist and/or psychiatrist may also be involved to treat mental health symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome. Antidepressants and psychotherapy may be recommended.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What is the role of education in concussions?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.