Yes, alcohol or drug use can increase the risk of sustaining a concussion. These substances can impair coordination and judgment, making accidents more likely to occur and increasing the likelihood of a head injury.
It is generally advised to avoid over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, immediately after a concussion, as they may increase the risk of bleeding. However, acetaminophen (paracetamol) is generally considered safe to use for headache relief, but it is important to consult a healthcare professional for specific recommendations.
Coaching Psychology is used in a variety of different settings, including businesses, schools, and sports teams. It can be used to help people achieve their goals, improve their performance, or overcome challenges. Coaching psychology is a relatively new field that combines psychology and coaching. It is based on the premise that people are more likely to achieve their goals if they have someone to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses, set realistic goals, and provide support and accountability.
The most common type of counselling is probably Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a widely used and evidence-based approach to psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviours to improve mental health and well-being. It is effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, and stress-related issues. However, the popularity of counselling approaches may vary over time and across different regions, and other types of counselling, such as person-centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family therapy, also have widespread use depending on the specific needs of clients and the expertise of therapists.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a set of more than 30 conditions that cause jaw joint and muscle discomfort. “TMDs” are disorders caused by the temporomandibular joint (“TMJ”). Everyone has two TMJs, one on each side of the head just in front of the ears. Muscles and ligaments surrounding and attached to the TMJ control its movement. Problems with any of these structures can lead to TMDs.
Grief is a natural and complex emotional response to loss. It is a universal human experience that arises when someone or something significant to an individual is no longer present. While grief is often associated with the death of a loved one, it can also be triggered by other types of losses, such as the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, a major life change, or the loss of a pet.
Grief encompasses a wide range of emotions, including sadness, loneliness, anger, guilt, and confusion. The intensity and duration of grief can vary greatly from person to person, and there is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve. It is a deeply personal and individual process.
Concussion symptoms can linger for a while after the concussion has technically healed. There is no definitive answer to this question, as concussion symptoms can vary from person to person. However, in general, if a concussion sufferer feels like they are back to their normal self both physically and mentally, then they likely are concussion-free. If concussion symptoms persist after a reasonable amount of time (i.e. several weeks), it is advisable to speak with a doctor to rule out any other potential causes for the lingering symptoms.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of therapy that helps people to change their thoughts and behaviors. MBCT adds elements of mindfulness to CBT. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, without judging or reacting to it.
Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) is effective for a number of different psychological disorders. PCT is built on the idea that everyone has an innate ability to heal themselves and grow, given the right environment and conditions. The therapist’s role is to provide those conditions, which includes being genuine, accepting, and empathetic.
Yes, concussions can disrupt normal sleep patterns. Some individuals may experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or excessive sleepiness during the day. It is important to establish a consistent sleep routine and discuss any sleep concerns with a healthcare professional.