Head trauma: mild vs. severe

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jan 22 23:55:30 EST 1997


In <5bs2gk$grm at sjx-ixn5.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank
LeFever) writes: 
>
>If you've seen my posting "Good days/bad days...", you know I am
>interested in day-to-day variability of symptoms after MILD head
trauma
>(postconcussion syndrome), and several other conditions.
>
>TODAY'S posting is a query addressed to ANYONE with personal or
>professional experience with head trauma--i.e., patients, family
>members, physicians, therapists, neuropsychologists,, etc., etc.
>
>There is the IMPRESSION that people surviving moderate or severe head
>trauma do not have the same complaints as those with MILD trauma: e.g.
>lethargy, mental fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, etc.
>
>Is such a paradox true, or is it simply that people with severe injury
>are (1) not very good at self-report, or (2) have other problems that
>are so significant and troublesome that they can hardly bother with
>these "subtler" and "subjective" problems?
>
>I welcome all observations and opinions.
>
>(P.S. if you have observed marked day-to-day variability in a specific
>patient with SEVERE injury--yourself or any one else--I'd be
interested
>in including you in the "mild injury" study)
>
>Frank LeFever
>New York Neuropsychology Group
>
>




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