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Post-concussion Syndrome

  • Post-concussion syndrome

    Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion.

  • Post-concussion syndrome

    The symptoms of this disease are includes Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue, Irritability, Anxiety, Insomnia, Loss of concentration and memory, Noise and light sensitivity, vertigo,memory problems,trouble concentrating,sleeping problems,insomnia,restlessness, irritability,apathy,depression,anxiety,personality changes.

  • Post-concussion syndrome

    There is no specific treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Instead, your doctor will treat the individual symptoms you're experiencing. The types of symptoms and their frequency are unique to each person.Examples include: Amitriptyline. This medication has been widely used for post-traumatic injuries, as well as for symptoms commonly associated with post-concussion syndrome, such as irritability, dizziness and depression.  Amitriptyline may be combined with propranolol (Inderal, Innopran XL) to treat migraine-type headaches.   Topiramate. Commonly used to treat migraines, topiramate (Qudexy XR, Topamax, Trokendi XR) may be effective in reducing headaches after head injury. Common side effects of topiramate include weight loss and cognitive problems.   Gabapentin. Gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin) is frequently used to treat a variety of types of pain and may be helpful in treating post-traumatic headaches. A common side effect of gabapentin is drowsiness.Each year in the United States, 235 000 people experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that requires hospitalization, and as many as 1.1 million additional individuals experience a TBI for which they are evaluated and released from an emergency department (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 2004). TBI is bimodally distributed by age, with the highest rates of injury occurring in those aged 15–24 years and those older than 65 years (Kraus and Nourjah 1988). The majority of TBI results from motor vehicle accidents, assaults, and falls (Kraus and Nourjah 1988), the first of these two causes being more frequent in younger and urban dwelling persons and the third being more common among the elderly. Among persons that experience a TBI requiring hospitalization, 50 000 die as a result of their injuries, and an additional 80 000 develop partial or total permanent disabilities (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 2004). Approximately 5.3 million Americans are presently living with chron c disabilities due to TBI.

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