Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102969
About the Course:
Both traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological disorders (PTSD, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, and substance use) are common in Veterans and service members. This study sought to clarify the possible relationship between deployment related mild TBI (mTBI) and common psychological disorders, as well as implications for treatment. Existing research that met standards for scientific rigor was analyzed. The authors concluded that individuals with mTBI are more likely to have a number of psychological disorders, and that the treatment modalities studied all demonstrated improvement in pre-post study designs, although none was clearly superior. The authors emphasize the need for more detailed study, particularly through the use of randomized, controlled treatment studies.
This course is based on the article, Relationship of TBI to Psychiatric Disorders in Veterans and Service Members: A Systematic Review created by Nancy Greer, PhD, et al in March of 2019.
Publication Date:March, 2019
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain how this study furthers understanding of the relationship between deployment related mTBI and psychological disorders
- Summarize the major findings concerning the relationship of mTBI and key psychological disorders
- Summarize the major findings concerning the treatment of psychological disorders in Veterans and service members with mTBI
- Describe the clinical issues that require further investigation and potential strategies to implement those studies
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