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What are the Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Written by Tom Crosley
Brain Injuries, Catastrophic Personal Injury

Attorney Tom Crosley has handled personal injury cases for many victims of concussions — also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). In the video below, he discusses some of the most common symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome.

Common symptoms after a concussion include:

  • Headaches
  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of concentration and memory
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety

If doctors observe three or more of these symptoms that persist over a period of time following a head injury and they can rule out the possibility that the symptoms were pre-existing, they tend to gravitate toward a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome (also known as post-concussive disorder).

As Tom Crosley indicates, although many patients who display these symptoms will get better even without treatment, medical literature suggests that 15 to 20 percent of patients will develop long-term symptoms that persist. Most doctors agree: symptoms that linger for two years or more are likely to remain for life, in which case the condition is called “persistent post-

concussive syndrome.” These lifelong disabilities can occur even in people who have suffered relatively mild head injuries.

For more information about TBIs and personal injury law, you can visit our brain injury page.

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