How is postconcussion syndrome (PCS) treated?

Updated: Sep 24, 2018
  • Author: Eric L Legome, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Outpatient care is the cornerstone of treatment of patients with postconcussion syndrome and involves multidisciplinary teams that provide testing and treatment, including cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, stress management, vocational counseling, and symptomatic treatment with medications.

  • No treatments have been proven effective, though neurotherapy or quantitative EEG biofeedback is a modality that has been shown in recent studies to improve symptoms of PCS. More controlled studies are needed at this point.

  • A neurologist, physical medicine specialist, primary care physician, or psychologist specializing in these disorders usually coordinates treatment.


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