Post-Concussion Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a complex disorder characterized by various symptoms (e.g., headaches, dizziness, memory impairment etc.) that last weeks to months after injury. Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, usually occurring after a blow to the head. Loss of consciousness isn’t required for a diagnosis of concussion or post-concussion syndrome. In fact, the risk of post-concussion syndrome doesn’t appear to be associated with the severity of the initial injury. Both PCS and traumatic brain injury can be characterized by  pain, impaired functioning and cognitive difficulties. Dr. Libben’s training in both clinical- and neuro-psychology allows her to provide specialized and comprehensive treatment to clients who have suffered a brain injury. Dr. Libben works with her patients to provide psychoeducation regarding brain injury, psychological interventions for any associated problems such as anxiety and/or depression, as well as cognitive rehabilitation techniques to help improve functioning. To find out more about PCS from the National Institute of Mental Health click here. For more resources on traumatic brain injury from the Concussion Legacy Foundation click here.

Posted on: March 13, 2016, by : mlibben