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P-62 Post concussion syndrome disorders in amateur athletes
  1. N Ch Syrmos1,2,3,
  2. A Mylonas1,
  3. G Gavridakis2,
  4. Giannouli V3
  1. 1Department of Physical Activity and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
  2. 2Venizeleio General Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  3. 3Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Abstract

Background Post concussion syndrome is a situation that needs appropriate approach and management.

Aim Aim of this study was to evaluate post concussion syndrome disorders in amateur athletes.

Methods Evaluation of 10 amateur athletes was performed :

  • 2 basketball players (20%)

  • 3 football (soccer) players (30%)

  • 2 volleyball players (20%)

  • 1 handball player (10%)

  • 1 boxer athlete (10%)

  • 1 swimmer (10%)

5 men-50% and 5 women −50% (range 20-30 years and mean age 25 ) with post concussion syndrome disorders .

Results The most common disturbances were:

  • headaches and dizziness in 5 patients-50%,

  • fatigue in 1-10%,

  • anxiety in 2-20%,

  • insomnia in 1,10%,

  • loss of memory in 1, 10% .

We suggest in all of them (10,100%), cognitive therapy and appropriate medication, under neurological and psychiatric surveillance. 9 of them- 90%-returned with safe results in the physical activity after 3 months period.

Conclusions It seems that cognitive-behavioural therapy and medication could be helpful in these situations. Post concussion syndrome remains a post traumatic condition that needs accurate evaluation and approach.

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