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What causes post-concussion syndrome?

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In general, post-concussion syndrome follows a head injury or trauma to the head. Not all people with mild traumatic head injury have post-concussion syndrome. This syndrome may be worse in people who'vew had previous concussions or head trauma. It may also be more severe in those who have early symptoms of headache after injury, or who have mental changes such as amnesia, fogginess or fatigue. Other risk factors include younger age and prior history of headaches. Women and older patients appear to be more likely to have post-concussion symptoms.

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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