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What is the role of education in concussions?

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For some people, the best post-concussion treatment is education. That's because they may have anxiety about their long-term health. People need to be reassured that symptoms are often worse in the first 1 or 2 weeks after the injury, but typically improve over a few weeks and resolve within a few months.

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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