Changes in Mood

Changes in mood and emotions often accompany concussion. Problems with memory and concentration can be frustrating. Sleep problems can add to irritability, as can headache and other kinds of pain. Alcohol can also alter mood. All of these combined factors can affect an individual's emotional state so assessing and treating mood should be a top priority.

Helping Patients with Mood Disorders

"It's important for you to get that full history, like you would with any patient presenting with a mood disorder, and understand them…"