Postconcussive Syndrome Psychiatric Care Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What are the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the difference between retrograde and anterograde amnesia in postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is second injury syndrome (SIS) in postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) in postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is posttraumatic thalamic syndrome in postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the pathophysiology of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the pathophysiology of dementia in postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the prevalence of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the prognosis of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is included in patient education about postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Where can patient education resources about postconcussive syndrome (PCS) be found?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Which neurologic exam findings are characteristic of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What causes postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What are the possible complications of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Postconcussive Syndrome Psychiatric Care?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of neuropsychological testing in the workup of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the Glasgow Scale and how is it used in the workup of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Treatment

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

How is postconcussive syndrome (PCS) treated?

What is included in psychological support for postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of behavioral modification in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of cognitive rehabilitation in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of family interventions in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of social services in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

How doe legal proceedings affect recovery from postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

How is postconcussive syndrome prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?