Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V01170087
Post-concussion syndrome is a neuro-cognitive condition
Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is often caused by an uncomplicated mild head injury but followed by long-lasting somatic, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. For many years PCS has been an area of controversy between clinicians. New diagnostic techniques and clinical researches has shed light to some neurobiological aspects behind PCS. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V PCS is redefined as a neuro-cognitive condition emphasizing the importance of neuropsychological deficits among these patients. New clinical recommendations do not support previous concept of long-term rest, but suggest gradual training back to a daily life.