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What are the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome?

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Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome are often vague and non-specific.

Commonly reported symptoms include:

Such symptoms can affect day-to-day life, and make it hard to do daily activities.

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep problems
  • Psychological symptoms such as depressed mood, irritability, and anxiety
  • Cognitive problems involving memory, concentration, and thinking

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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