postconcussion syndrome

post·trau·mat·ic syn·drome

a clinical disorder that often follows head injury, characterized by headache, dizziness, neurasthenia, hypersensitivity to stimuli, and diminished concentration.

post·con·cus·sion syn·drome

(pōst'kŏn-kŭsh'ŭn sin'drōm)
Delayed postconcussion signs such as headaches, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, nausea, irritability, and change of character.

postconcussion syndrome

(post?kon-kush'on) [ post- + concussion]
A consequence of traumatic brain injury, in which patients experience headaches, dizziness, confusion or mental sluggishness, and insomnia.
See: traumatic brain injury


Max, German physician, 1858-1925.
Friedmann syndrome - (1) juvenile epilepsy, petit mal type; - (2) juvenile spastic paralysis due to congenital syphilis; - progressive form of encephalitis related to cerebral vasomotor disorder. Synonym(s): postconcussion syndrome
References in periodicals archive ?
Patients with certain symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury should be considered to have a form of posttraumatic stress disorder, rather than postconcussion syndrome, a prospective study of more than 1,300 patients shows.
Importantly, up to 20 percent of persons sustaining mTBI will develop postconcussion syndrome (PCS), a condition of chronic symptoms and potential psychosocial dysfunction [11-12] that has significant symptom overlap with PTSD.
In the case of those with MTBI, nearly 20%-30% will go on to develop chronic symptoms termed postconcussion syndrome (PCS; Sayegh, Sandford, & Carson, 2011).
The series has already covered the topics of evaluation of concussion and postconcussion syndrome, vestibular/balance concerns, and the connection between sports-related concussion and neck injuries.
His postconcussion syndrome has included headaches, a feeling like seasickness and irritability.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), which allow a player to use banned substances based upon approved medical needs, totaled 119 in the report, up from 111 last year when there were 105 were for attention deficit disorder, two for hypertension, one for hypogonadism, one for narcolepsy, and two for postconcussion syndrome.
64 million US soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI), postconcussion syndrome (PCS), and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a Rand report.
The difference was statistically significant for all TBI types, including intracranial injury (the most common form, which accounted for 40% of the injuries among the veterans) as well as for concussion, postconcussion syndrome, head fracture, and unspecified head injury, Dr.
Elsworth was threatening to establish himself at the highest level before a fall at Ffos Las and postconcussion syndrome put him on the sidelines.
We also discuss the incidence, pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of both TBI and its aftermath, postconcussion syndrome.
Almost half of all A&E departments are providing no written advice whatsoever on postconcussion syndrome and two thirds are failing to advise patients with minor head injuries not to drive immediately after their injury.