Post-concussion syndrome develops after some concussions or mild TBI (traumatic brain injuries). Certain people are at higher risk for developing the syndrome.
January 16, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
In my last post I began a discussion about post-concussion syndrome. This post is part two of a series.
Certain risk factors exist that make people more likely to develop post-concussion syndrome after a concussion.
- It results commonly in those sustaining concussions from car accidents, slip and falls, assaults, and sport injuries.
- Post-concussion syndrome is more often diagnosed in women but it's unclear whether that is because women are more likely to seek care or more likely to develop the syndrome.
- Older age is associated with higher risk.
There is no single diagnostic test for post-concussion syndrome. But CT scans, thorough physical exams, or examinations by psychologist or psychiatrists may be required depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms. Similarly no specific treatment exists for the syndrome. Doctors treat the individual symptoms with medications for headaches, cognitive therapy for memory and cognitive issues, and education with possible medication or psychotherapy for anxiety and depression symptoms.
The only way to prevent post-concussion syndrome is to prevent head injuries.
|Posted under Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Concussion Syndrome, Paraplegia, Slip and Fall Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Treatment
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