• concussion - what a neuropsychologist can do for you? brain injury

Do Any of These Symptoms Relate to You?

  • Physical symptoms (e.g., foggy feeling, headaches, dizziness, light sensitivity, difficulties sleeping, fatigue)
  • Behavioral changes (e.g., irritability, depression, anxiety, apathy)
  • Cognitive impairment (e.g., forgetfulness, poor concentration, reduced mental processing speed, slowed reaction time)

Concussions account for almost 1 in 10 sports injuries. A concussion of mild traumatic brain injury can also occur following a fall or in a motor vehicle accident. Duration and severity of symptoms depend on the individual, but once one has a history of concussions, the risk of a second concussion increases dramatically. When facing frequent concussions, one is more likely to face symptoms that are more drastic and last longer. It is beneficial to seek evaluation and treatment as soon as possible in order to minimize risk and assess a return to physical activity.

After a concussion, individuals may experience a number of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. These commonly include headache, dizziness, fatigue, vision problems, memory difficulty and poor concentration. Sleep difficulty, depression, anxiety and irritability are also common.

Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation is often performed to diagnose and treat individuals with these symptoms of post-concussion. Early intervention may prevent these symptoms from worsening. If you are found to have a traumatic brain injury or post-concussion syndrome, we have treatments that can help and get you back to living your life again.