PT Inquest Episode 127: Anxiety Depression and Concussion Baseline Measures

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Determining when to return to play after concussion requires the use of testing to make sure that the athlete has returned to baseline. But what if you don’t have a baseline measurement? Can having a history of common mental illnesses like anxiety and depression have an impact in the true baseline for an individual athlete? What about other cognitive peculiarities? Erik also discusses what it is like to be on the autism spectrum.

Here is the test for Autism/Asperger’s that Erik was referring to:

Influences of Mental Illness, Current Psychological State, and Concussion History on Baseline Concussion Assessment Performance.
Weber ML, Dean JL, Hoffman NL, et al.
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr 1:363546518765145. doi: 10.1177/0363546518765145. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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