What Are Concussions and TBI?

A concussion is a brain injury that results from a hard hit to the head. Concussions are the mildest, and by far the most common, form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the large majority of cases, symptoms go away after a few weeks. However, in some cases, symptoms won’t go away and require long-term management and expert care. There are also severe forms of TBI caused by bruising of brain tissue or destruction of brain connections due to severe direct hits to the brain, or high-speed changes in head position such as traffic accidents. 

With specialized care from Sheppard Pratt, we help your loved one maximize their healing. 

Concussion Care at Sheppard Pratt 

Margo Lauterbach, MD is the lead provider of concussion care at the Hospital Outpatient Clinic. Neuropsychiatric symptoms of a concussion can cause thinking, mood, and memory problems, as well as sleep difficulties. These issues can bring unexpected changes to your loved one’s daily life and present challenges that affect your entire family. 

At Sheppard Pratt, there’s hope. We offer expertise in treating neuropsychiatric concussion symptoms. Our family approach to care includes meeting your loved one’s physical needs while also providing emotional support to family caregivers.

Concussion Symptoms We Treat 

We successfully treat neuropsychiatric concussion and TBI symptoms that include: 

  • Thinking problems: Trouble with concentrating or thinking clearly
  • Memory issues: Challenges remembering new information (memory loss)
  • Physical symptoms: Headaches, lack of energy, or sensitivity to light 
  • Emotional problems: Irritability, sadness, or anxiousness
  • Sleep issues: Difficulty falling asleep or sleeping more than usual 

Contact Us

For more information about our services, or to make an appointment, call us at 410-938-4981. 

Learn more about preparing for your neuropsychiatry appointment.