The acute phase is when you are continually symptomatic, like head aches, dizziness, mental fog, etc. One those symptoms subside, you can start working on strengthening your weak cognitive and memory skills.
Personally, I think a neuro-psych is a waste of time. They rarely teach you any skills that you can not learn on your own and for free. It is better to find a good local support system where you can meet people with similar struggles. The NeuroPsych Assessment will be expensive and not offer much for the money spent, especially if it is your own money.
Knowing your dysfunctions can be helpful but you still are early in the recovery process. If you are still struggling in another year, it might be worthwhile to get a NeuroPsych Assessment done. Hopefully, by then, you will be in better shape.
Keep your stress levels low and get good quiet rest and brain nutrition as as you said,
"My brain WANTS to heal itself... I just have to let it and stop trying to get better! "
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
59 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan when I wake up, 500 mgs after breakfast with my vitamin regimen and 500 mgs late in the evening.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, my docs put me on three meds. Clonazepam (Klonopin, a dreaded benzo but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc prescribed .25 mgs twice daily but half a tablet is doing good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic before bed. I have lost over 30 pounds since mid July. The olanzapine is supposed to help me gain some of it back but it has just stopped the weight loss. They took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.
I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation
"Be Still and Know That I am God" Psalm 46:10