(Medical.net) – The effects of TBI can be permanent, and even a mild case can result in symptoms with long-lasting effects on health and quality of life.
Typically, most symptoms of TBI will improve following recovery from the injury, and even before full recovery has occurred. In some cases, however, patients will develop post-concussion syndrome (PCS), which can persist long afterward.
Symptoms of PCS can include fatigue, dizziness, memory problems, difficulty sleeping, and trouble concentrating. Long-lasting cognitive impairment can persist even after recovery from the original TBI and through treatment like cognitive rehabilitation therapy.
However, there’s evidence that these cognitive impairments aren’t necessarily permanent, and can be reversed with the right treatment. CONTINUE