Mental Health Effects of Concussions on Adolescents

Mental Health Effects of Concussions on Adolescents 

Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, can have devastating immediate and long-term consequences for adolescents. New research indicates that without effective and immediate intervention, adolescents may experience physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, mental health, and academic effects for weeks, months, or years. This course will provide a brief overview of how concussions are sustained, the multi-dimensional effects that adolescents may experience because of a concussion, and the importance of identifying pre-injury conditions. Also, information on appropriate interventions to apply when working with post-concussive adolescents in a variety of contexts will be discussed.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-MHECA
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe what a concussion is and why it is often called the silent epidemic.
Identify the 2 types of force that can lead to a mild traumatic brain injury and the resulting brain injuries.
List methods often used and issues to consider when diagnosing concussions from a neurological and psychological context.
Discuss the multidimensional effects of concussion in adolescents.
Identify potential long-term effects of post-concussion syndrome, second impact syndrome, and repeated concussions.
Explain appropriate interventions to apply when working with post-concussed adolescents in a variety of contexts.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives 

Section 2: Overview of Concussion

What is a Concussion?

Causes of Concussion in Adolescents

Types of Force Leading to mTBI

Types of Brain Injuries

TBI as the Silent Epidemic

The Word You Use Matters

Concussion in Adolescents Versus Adults

Symptom Presentation

Diagnosing Concussions

Caveats About Diagnosing Concussion Based Solely on Physical/Neurological Symptom Presentation

The DSM-5™ Diagnosis Protocol

Importance of Identifying Pre-Existing Behavioral and Psychological Conditions

Something to Consider

Review

Summary

Section 3: Multidimensional Effects of Concussion

Multidimensional Effects

Potential Effects of Concussion in Adolescents

What the Research Says

Long-Term Effects of Concussion

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Second Impact Syndrome

Repeated mTBI

Review

Summary

Section 4: Interventions

Interventions for Concussion

Mental Health Interventions

Assessment

Collaborative Care

Education and Reassurance

Therapeutic Interventions

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

School-Based Interventions

Pharmacological Treatment

Caveats to Pharmacological Treatment

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

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Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Ph.D.

Dr. Reynolds Dr. Jennifer Reynolds is a dual Ph.D., APA trained, Neuropsychologist, with over 10 years of experience in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is also the founder and CEO of the Neuropsychological Evaluation and Therapeutic Center of Austin, LLC. Dr. Reynolds is a member of over 11 honor societies and was recently named Distinguished Doctor in the field of Neuropsychology by the World-Wide Association of Female Professionals.

Disclosure: Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
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