Postconcussional Syndrome

Postconcussional Syndrome

After a concussion or a strong blow to the head, the symptoms of postconcussional syndrome (sometimes referred to as "shell shock" or PCS) may appear. For some, this can happen weeks, months or even years after the initial concussion. Some believe that the causes of this organic disorder are purely psychological, but there are some who believe there are physical causes because of damage to the brain. Whatever the cause, if you suffer from postconcussional syndrome, can help with treatment.

Symptoms of Postconcussional Syndrome

Physical Symptoms -The major physical symptom of postconcussional syndrome are headaches that are frequent and long-lasting.
Behavioral Symptoms - Irritability, anxiety, depression and overall changes in behavior may also come with postconcussional syndrome.
Psychological Symptoms - These may include impairment to higher brain functions like judgment, memory, and ability to pay attention for extended periods of time.

The symptoms may not appear for some time after the concussion, which can make this difficult to diagnose correctly.

Causes of Postconcussional Syndrome

Problems arising after a concussion are generally caused by not taking the correct actions before, during or immediately after a concussion. The severity of the damage to the head is not the only thing that has an effect on whether or not a person will suffer from postconcussional syndrome.

Other factors may include actual, physical damage to the brain or nerves connected to the brain. Whatever the exact cause of postconcussional syndrome, getting treatment is important. understands this, which is why we have a great system set-up to help people deal with the problems that typically come with postconcussional syndrome.


Treating Postconcussional Syndrome

There is no way to go back in time and erase a concussion, but there are things that can be done to help deal with the symptoms and problems associated with postconcussional syndrome. Thanks to modern psychology, you do not need to face PCS alone. Some psychologists and therapists specialize in helping people with postconcussional syndrome.

Definition of Postconcussional Syndrome

Postconcussional syndrome happens as a result of a concussion, sometimes a long time after the original concussion occurs. This can make it hard to accurately diagnose PCS. Treatment is possible with various online therapies designed to help lessen the intensity of the symptoms of PCS.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Postconcussional Syndrome

  • Headaches that occur frequently and last a long time
  • Problems with memory or judgement
  • Long periods of confusion
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dizziness and fatigue

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