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Retreats and Resources for those struggling with Post-Concussion Syndrome.
What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is 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. Yes- a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)!
Symptoms may include: headaches, dizziness, fatigue, sensitivity to light and noise, trouble concentrating, depression and/or anxiety, and sleep problems. For a more comprehensive list of symptoms, click here.
In my mind, there are three qualities of Post-Concussion Syndrome that make the recovery particularly difficult: an unpredictable recovery timeline, functioning as an invisible injury, and understanding that we cannot isolate our brain. The interaction of one point feeds the others, often leading to feelings of isolation.
Hi, I'm Cait! Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome after suffering a head injury. Despite my best efforts, I struggled to find resources on PCS, and as a result, often 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.