Post-concussive syndrome

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  • Definition: Concussion symptoms that continue beyond the expected 7-10d recovery period [1]
    • Patients with more severe symptoms on initial presentation may be more at risk
    • History of migraine, depression, anxiety also a possible risk factor

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Head trauma


  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Symptom checklist


  • Symptomatic management is mainstay of therapy
  • Avoid re-injury


  • Discharge
    • Refer to TBI clinic or neuropsychologist, if availabe

See Also

External Links


  1. Haydel, M. Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Emergency Department. EB Medicine. Sept 2012; Vol 14