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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016 May;27(2):475-86. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.12.001. Epub 2016 Feb 22.

The Role of Neuropsychological Evaluation in the Clinical Management of Concussion.

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1
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA. Electronic address: amy.connery@childrenscolorado.org.
2
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.
3
Department of Neurology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S, First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

Abstract

Most people are expected to recover quickly and completely after sustaining a single, uncomplicated concussion. When unexpected difficulties are apparent or recovery is not progressing as expected, a neuropsychological evaluation may help to clarify the injury and noninjury variables that could be serving to prolong recovery. Interventions tailored to the needs of a specific patient can then be implemented to assist in improving functioning and minimizing distress.

KEYWORDS:

Mild TBI; Neuropsychological assessment; Postconcussion syndrome; Traumatic brain injury

PMID:
27154857
DOI:
10.1016/j.pmr.2015.12.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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