Psychotherapy

RISK FACTORS FOR PROLONGED CONCUSSION RECOVERY 

If you have concussion-related symptoms more than two weeks following injury, you may have risk factors for a prolonged recovery. The goal of early intervention is to identify and treat barriers to recovery. With early education and intervention you can substantially shorten the disruption to your life, sport, work and/or academics. Research shows that even one session of proper education around concussion and symptom management can improve your outcome. 

The following are risk factors that if present could result in a longer than expected recovery from concussion. 

  • Multiple symptoms and sensitivities following injury

  • Moderate to severe cognitive symptoms

  • Longer duration of post-traumatic headaches and/or migraine

  • Symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma or sustaining the injury during stressful life circumstances

 

  • Pre-existing mental health history (anxiety, depression, trauma)

  • Past history of concussion(s)