After a concussion, individuals may experience a number of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. These commonly include headache, dizziness, fatigue, vision problems, memory difficulty and poor concentration. Sleep difficulty, depression, anxiety and irritability are also common.
Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation is often performed to diagnose and treat individuals with these symptoms of post-concussion. Early intervention may prevent these symptoms from worsening.
We offer a number of treatment modalities for people experiencing chronic pain symptoms from illness or accident. Treatment modalities include biofeedback, psychotherapy and pain management support groups in addition to referral for medication evaluations, if necessary.
Symptoms of depression can include any of the following:
- sleep disturbance (trouble falling or staying asleep)
- poor appetite
- negative thoughts
- feeling sad, 'down' or blue
- low energy
- lack of enjoyment of usually enjoyed activities
- preference to be alone or to avoid social activities
- mental dullness
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
- racing heart
- racing thoughts
- obsessive thoughts (disturbing thoughts you can't stop thinking of)
- compulsive behaviors (maladaptive behaviors you feel you have no control over)
- mental disorganization
- phobias or extreme fears
We offer comprehensive psychological assessment of depression and anxiety symptoms. We also provide treatment which may include individual and/or group psychotherapy in a warm and confidential atmosphere in addition to providing referrals for medication evaluations, if necessary.