Anxiety (whether due to pre-morbidity
, family history, or injury) is a typical emotional symptom mTBI patients experience. Those suffering from anxiety disorder are prone to over-attend and over-attribute their symptoms. Anxiety magnifies their symptoms. Patients with a predilection for stress may be hyper-vigilant, researching their conditions online and heightening their anxiety with self-diagnosis that can become self-fulfilling prophesies. Some become nervous about testing and fail due to nervousness rather than actual symptoms.
Emotional adjustment will involve helping the young person reintegrate into the school environment. Reintegration requires finding appropriate accommodations for all areas of life at school.