Dr. Tom McAllister Provides Guidance on Anxiety and Mood Symptoms in Relation to Concussions
This week’s highlight from the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is leading medical expert, Dr. Tom McAllister. In this interactive database, Dr. McAllister discusses the following questions:
- How do anxiety and mood relate to concussions?
- How are anxiety and mood symptoms manifested in concussions?
- How are these symptoms best managed?
- What should one do if symptoms persist or worsen?
Dr. Thomas McAllister, is the Albert Eugene Sterne Professor and Chairman, Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. He was previously Millennium Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director of the Section of Neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, and Vice-Chair for Neuroscience Research for the Department of Psychiatry. He is a past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. Dr. McAllister received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. McAllister has been working in the field of brain injury recovery for over 25 years. He has written widely on the neuropsychiatric sequelae of TBI and is the principal investigator of several grants from NIH, the CDC, NOCSAE, and the Department of Defense (DoD), exploring the nature of cognitive and behavioral difficulties following mild and moderate TBI.
We are grateful for Dr. McAllister and his hand in improving our StoryWall and CrashCourse concussion education initiatives.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 22 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, USA Rugby,US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Team Handball, USA Triathlon, USA Waterski and Wake, and USA Wrestling.