Vaik? pokomocinio sindromo pagr?stumo kriterijai The validity of post-concussion syndrome in children

by Ne?ajauskait?, Olga

Abstract (Summary)
The scientific problem of the study

Brain concussion is the most common subtype of the post-concussion syndrome in childhood. This is a mild traumatic brain injury that accounts for 80-90? of all cases.

Individuals who have sustained brain concussion, i.e. mild traumatic brain injury, frequently complain of various symptoms that are commonly defined as the post-concussion syndrome. Such symptoms are headache, dizziness, nausea, attention disorders, memory problems, sleep disturbances, learning problems, fatigue, emotional instability, mood changes, anxiety, fear, etc. – all of these are defined in the International Classification of Diseases.

The symptoms of the post-concussion syndrome are non-specific and subjective. Some patients indicate similar symptoms even without having experienced head injury; these symptoms can occur in the presence of other health disorders, such as the fatigue syndrome, neurasthenia, hyperactivity and attention disorders, as well as in cases of anxiety, mood and emotional disorders, and depression.

During the last 25 years, over 500 articles on mild traumatic brain injury have been published in psychological literature, and a similar number of publications in medical literature. The results of scientific studies are quite different, and the variety of the results is still inciting heated scientific debates. Some researchers insist that brain concussion has long-tern sequelae. On the other hand, an opinion has emerged that even if

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Barauskas, Vidmantas; Utkus, Algirdas; Rastenyte, Daiva; Bojarskas, Jurgis; Ulozien?, Ingriga; Budrys, Valmantas; Gailien?, Danut?


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Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:traumatic brain injury reabilitacija galvos smegen? trauma rehabilitation


Date of Publication:12/29/2005

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