Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

No single test will prove you have post-concussion syndrome.

Your doctor may want to order a scan of your brain to check for other potential problems that could be causing your symptoms. A computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be performed to detect brain abnormalities.

If you're experiencing a lot of dizziness, you may be referred to a doctor who specializes in ear, nose and throat complaints.

A referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist may be in order if your symptoms include anxiety or depression, or if you're having problems with memory or problem-solving.

Aug. 19, 2014

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