College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

A Survey of Treatments for Post-Concussion Syndrome.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1994

Publication Title

Brain Injury

ISSN

0269-9052

Volume

8

Issue/No.

5

Abstract

A survey of the members of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the International Neuropsychological Society was conducted on current treatment approaches for post-concussion syndrome. The interventions that were found useful most frequently included education about the effects of head injury, reassurance that the symptoms are part of the normal recovery process, and support in coping with reactions to the symptoms. Graded resumption of activity, antidepressant medication, and cognitive restructuring were also regarded as useful. The relationships between type of treatment, factors contributing to the syndrome, ratings of treatment effectiveness, and duration of treatment were discussed.

DOI

10.3109/02699059409150994