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Dr. Christiane Paney PhD

Dr. Christiane Paney is a licensed Neuropsychologist who earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University following undergraduate studies and extensive research at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Her neuropsychological expertise spans inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitative settings. She works with children, adolescents, and adults with emphasis on athletic populations and the role of medical and genetic factors in neuropsychological presentations. After completing her clinical internship at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, her interest in cutting-edge treatments in imaging led her to Cognitive FX. At Cognitive FX, Dr. Paney enjoys playing an active role in treatment and watching patients thrive in their recovery.

Shifting from Post-Concussion Syndrome to Post-Concussion Symptoms

Shifting from Post-Concussion Syndrome to Post-Concussion Symptoms

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Dr. Christiane Paney PhD

What comes to mind when you think of the word “syndrome?” Many commonly known syndromes are often associated with genetic factors or medical diseases that are often lifelong or have lasting effects. Because we know that many post-concussion symptoms are treatable, Cognitive FX agrees with the recent change in terminology and diagnosis that replaced post-concussion syndrome with the more accurate title of post-concussion symptoms.

What was post-concussion syndrome?

According to the latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), post-concussion syndrome included “subjective physical complaints (i.e. Headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging” (King,  Crawford,  Wenden, Moss, & Wade, 1995). More specifically, post-concussion syndrome referred to a cluster of problems that emerge or worsen after receiving a concussion, with symptoms lasting longer than three months.

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