How do you identify a concussion?
- The most common signs and symptoms of concussion are:
- feeling like in a fog
- emotional instability
- loss of consciousness
- amnesia, trouble balancing
- slowed reaction times
- This is not an exhaustive list, however it does cover most of the symptoms.
- If you suspect you or someone you know has sustained a concussion, they should stop playing, and seek an appropriate health care provider to complete a more detailed assessment.
Information adapted for the Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5thinternational conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016