December 2, 2022


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Episode 5B: Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction after Concussions l Kevin Bickart MD, PhD

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In Part B of this episode, UCLA Sports and Behavioral Neurologist Dr. Kevin Bickart and Adel continue their discussion on the contribution of Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction to post-concussion symptoms. The two discuss an individualized approach to persistent post – concussion symptom treatment, different treatments for autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and how a fear avoidance pattern of behavior can contribute to autonomic nervous system dysfunction and persistent post-concussion symptoms.

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00:00 Clustering phenotypes
03:56 Autonomic Nervous System treatments
06:35 Standardizing care
08:20 Psychotherapy
09:46 The exaggerated response
12:30 Fear avoidance

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