What is the best way to diagnose postconcussion syndrome?
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The prevalence of postconcussion syndrome (PCS) is higher using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) diagnostic criteria than using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) criteria. (SOR: B, based on a cohort study.) Symptom number and severity reported by patients is increased using structured evaluation instruments compared with open-ended interviews. (SOR: B, based on a cohort study.)
Evidence Based Practice 15(4): 08-09.