Concussions, Depression, and Suicidal Risk: Assessment and Clinical Management
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:
- Participants will review prevalence and risk factors for suicidal behavior and depression in concussion and TBI.
- Participants will consider inter-relationship between post-concussive symptoms (e.g., sleep, headache, cognitive impairment, depression) and suicidal behavior.
- Review psychosocial and medication intervention studies.
- 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.