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Post-concussion syndrome: Quiz


Question 1: People who have repeated mild head injuries over a prolonged period, such as boxers, are at risk for ________, a severe, chronic disorder involving a decline in mental and physical abilities.
Traumatic brain injuryBrain herniationDementia pugilisticaConcussion

Question 2: [3] ________ measures of brain function of people with PPCS show abnormal evoked potentials and event-related potentials compared to controls, supporting the hypothesis that PPCS has an organic basis.
Action potentialElectrophysiologyNeuroscienceNeuron

Question 3: Cognitive or mental symptoms can include confusion or impaired cognition,[23] problems with attention,[16] impaired judgment,[11] and ________ or other problems with memory, especially short-term memory.
Psychogenic amnesiaAlzheimer's diseaseAmnesiaPanic disorder

Question 4: [3] Later, the idea that ________ was responsible for the symptoms after a mild head injury was suggested by Charcot.

Question 5: In SIS, the brain rapidly swells, greatly increasing ________.
Sleep apneaIntracranial pressureHepatic encephalopathyNervous system

Question 6: [3] People may also have double vision or ringing in the ears, also called ________.
Hearing impairmentTinnitusSensorineural hearing lossMénière's disease

Question 7: In situations such as motor vehicle accidents or following a violent attack, the post-concussion syndrome may be accompanied by ________, which is important to recognize and treat in its own right.
Major depressive disorderPosttraumatic stress disorderBipolar disorderAnxiety disorder

Question 8: Psychological symptoms, which are present in about half of people with PCS, may include irritability, ________, depression, and a change in personality.
HostilityEmotionAnxietyMental confusion

Question 9: [16] PCS may cause ________, fatigue,[17] sleepiness, or other problems with sleep.
Major depressive disorderInsomniaMood disorderBipolar disorder

Question 10: [11] ________ effects (those caused by the medical intervention) may also occur, for example when people focus and dwell on the idea that their brains may be damaged,[25] or when they are led to expect symptoms to occur.
MedicineSurgeryAdverse effectIatrogenesis

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