Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common affecting particularly those who play contact sports such as football or boxing. While severe brain injuries can result in physical and neurological sequelae, milder injuries such as concussion can lead to cognitive problems which interfere with daily functioning in significant ways.
Post-concussion syndrome often represents non-specific symptoms such as headache, dizziness, attentional problems, angry outbursts, occurring in wake of closed head injuries. This condition is known to mimic psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety disorder. Neuroimaging such as CT and MRI are often completely normal. People who have sustained multiple injuries report ADHD-like symptoms and often report havng a “brain fog”.
Although medications can manage more distressing symptoms, unfortunately there are no specific treatments that will reverse the brain changes secondary to brain injury. In addition, medications are also more likely to cause unacceptable side effects in people with TBI. Neurofeedback training is a viable treatment option with good evidence in reducing some of the most troubling symptoms in TBI.
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