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Postconcussive syndrome occurs after a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury
that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Common
symptoms are changes in the ability to concentrate, think, remember, or solve
Symptoms, which may include headaches, personality changes, and
dizziness, may be related to stress from the events surrounding the accident
that caused the injury. It may take several weeks to many months for these
symptoms to go away on their own. But these may also be signs of a more
serious injury and should be discussed with a doctor.
Rest is the best treatment for postconcussive syndrome.
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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