Mental health issues are common in people with concussion. These issues can be caused by trauma to the brain or may be a reaction to difficulties managing daily activities after the injury.
If you experience symptoms like anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, apathy, or have trouble sleeping following concussion, talk to your primary healthcare provider. Treating symptoms early will prevent them from worsening or interfering with your recovery.
Based on the Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Persistent Symptoms (3rd Edition), we created a Concussions & Mental Health infographic to shed light on the process of diagnosing, treating, and recovering from mental health issues after concussion.
If you experience mental health problems after concussion, you are not alone. For mental health support, see links below:
For a full list of resources to help you on your journey to recovery, see our Resources for Patients & Families page.