Mental health symptoms resulting from or increased by concussion are a growing concern. In addition to physical symptoms such as dizziness and headache, concussions can result in cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioural symptoms, such as mood swings, anxiety, memory issues and depression.
The following strategies to manage mental health challenges during concussion recovery are listed in the Concussion Awareness Training Tool for Workers & Workplaces e-learning module:
- Physical activity, as tolerated;
- Deep breathing exercises;
- Identifying and reducing sources of stress;
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation; and,
- Memory aids
Read more about each of these strategies in the CATT Managing Mental Health Symptoms document (PDF).
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