Concussions, Depression, and Suicidal Risk: Assessment and Clinical Management

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Post-concussive symptoms and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact adolescent mental health, including increasing risk for depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In this webinar Dr. Brent will discuss; prevalence and risk factors for suicidal behaviors and TBI, the inter-relationship between post-concussive symptoms and suicidal behavior, psychosocial and medication intervention studies, and implications for assessment and management.

Presenter: David Brent, MD Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Course Length: 60 minutes credit

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will review prevalence and risk factors for suicidal behavior and depression in concussion and TBI.
  2. Participants will consider inter-relationship between post-concussive symptoms (e.g., sleep, headache, cognitive impairment, depression) and suicidal behavior.
  3. Review psychosocial and medication intervention studies.
  4. Learn implications for assessment and management in order to improve function and minimize suicidal risk.

Course Supplemental Material: Safety Plan Template

Course Evaluation: You will be prompted with a link to an online survey at the end of the course.

Course Achievement: No certificate will be available for this course. Completion for this course will, however, show up on the user’s transcript with any other courses that have been completed on the site.

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