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In order to better understand how Post Concussion Syndrome, or PCS, is affecting you, it can be broken down into 4 categories:

Some of the common symptoms that are ongoing following a concussion include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vision Problems
  • ​Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Irritability
  • ​Changes in Personality
  • ​Lack of Energy
  • Anxiety
  • ​Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Loss
  • Attention Problems
  • Difficulty Concentrating 
  • Noise and light sensitivity

COGNITIVE

*memory

*attention

*focus

*executive functioning

The 4 Categories of Post Concussion Syndrome  

Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is a set of lingering symptoms after a concussion. When these symptoms are still prevalent and bothersome after 3 months, this is usually referred to as PCS. These symptoms can be physical, psychological or neurological in nature. It is often difficult to diagnose Post Concussion Syndrome because symptoms can vary greatly from one person to the next; Please see a specialist if you suspect PCS. 


Disclaimer: Concussion Mom is an internet tool used to aid in the education and awareness of concussions, and to provide general information about concussions and concussion education and management. Concussion Mom is not medically based and does not provide medical advice. Concussion Mom should not be used in the diagnosis or management of concussion. Always seek medical attention immediately if you suspect a concussion. Concussion Mom does not discourage participation in sports, but does encourage safety in sports participation. .

PHYSICAL

*headache

*neck pain

*dizziness

*sensitivity to light

*sensitivity to noise

Post Concussion Syndrome

SLEEP SYMPTOMS

*sleeping too much in the beginning

*trouble falling and/or staying asleep as time goes on

MOOD / BEHAVIORAL

*irritability

*anxiety

*depression