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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