October 5, 2022


Its all about the Health

Episode 6A – Super Bowl Edition: Mental Health in the NFL l Brandon Bostick

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In part A of this episode, Sports Neurologist Adel sits down with UCLA Sports Neuropsychologist Dr. Doug Polster and former NFL Tight End Brandon Bostick to discuss the play that led to Brandon’s mental health decline.

The group discuss the fallout of the play, the coping strategies Brandon used, and his difficulties getting back into football with his injured mental health state. They also discuss the psychological interpretations for Brandon’s experiences throughout his mental health decline.

For more information on the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program: https://www.uclahealth.org/brainsport…

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*This video is only for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute or supplement for professional medical advice, consultation, or expertise. Please see a medical professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding any symptoms or injuries you have had.

Music by:
Marcus Hart from the EP Demo Vol 1: Unhealed
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00:00 Intro
02:09 Brandon Discusses the Play
03:30 How does the Brain Process Trauma?
05:25 Brandon on the Post-Game Interview
07:00 Social Media and Mental Health
10:00 Coping and Avoidance after Trauma
12:37 Delaying Seeking Mental Health Care
16:00 The Emotional vs Rational Brain
17:10 Bradon’s Thoughts on his NFL Experience
19:50 Brandon’s First Mental Health Treatment Experience

News Source: UCLA Health

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