Monday Health Minute | Published August 27, 2012

How to identify a concussion

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall or another injury that shakes the brain inside the skull. For some, symptoms may last days, weeks or even longer. To identify a concussion, look for the following symptoms:

  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Amnesia pertaining to the event
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Issues with concentration and memory
  • Irritability and other personality changes
  • Slurred speech
  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Fatigue

For more health-related information, visit