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Retreats and Resources for those struggling with Persistent-Concussion Symptoms.
What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) may be diagnosed when the symptoms of a concussion are prolonged for more than six weeks. The majority of people who suffer from a concussion will be asymptomatic within two weeks and fully functioning within four. A concussion is a form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
In my mind, there are three qualities of Post-Concussion Syndrome that make recovery particularly difficult: an unpredictable recovery timeline, functioning as an invisible injury, and understanding that we cannot isolate our brain. In order to properly treat Post-Concussion Syndrome, we must consider the biological, psychological, and social impacts concussions often have on individuals.
Hi, I'm Cait! Twelve years ago, I was diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome after suffering a head injury while playing college lacrosse. Despite my best efforts, I struggled to find resources on PCS, and as a result, felt isolated during my recovery. My hope is that this site can provide access to information and connection for those impacted by Post-Concussion Syndrome.