More reading from 4 years ago… Still interesting
I came across something interesting the other day when I was looking at the PDF Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and Persistent Symptoms from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, namely, the difference between Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Concussive Disorder.
Apparently, they’re not the same. I had thought they were interchangeable, but I guess they’re not.
Diagnostic Criteria for Post-Concussion Syndrome (ICD-10)
A. History of head trauma with loss of consciousness preceding symptom onset by a maximum of 4 weeks.
B. Symptoms in 3 or more of the following symptom categories:
- Headache, dizziness, malaise, fatigue, noise tolerance
- Irritability, depression, anxiety, emotional lability
- Subjective concentration, memory, or intellectual difficulties without neuropsychological evidence of marked impairment
- Reduced alcohol tolerance
- Preoccupation with above symptoms and fear of brain damage with hypochondriacal concern and adoption of sick role
Diagnostic Criteria for Postconcussional Disorder (DSM-IV)
A. A history of head trauma that has caused…
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