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Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Exemplar

  • Patrick M. WhiteheadEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter describes post-concussion syndrome (PCS) using the method of hermeneutic phenomenology. The analysis focuses on three cases of PCS: two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and II football players, and a college professor and amateur mountain climber. Each sufferer describes a change to his or her pre-injury personality and lifestyle, and a careful analysis of these stories demonstrates how PCS plays out along horizons of temporality, sociality, and embodiment.

Keywords

Post-concussion syndrome Traumatic brain injury Hermeneutic phenomenology Qualitative research 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sociology and PsychologyAlbany State UniversityAlbanyUSA

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