PEP Presents: Wrapping your head around it: Concussion and the brain, mental health, and aging

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September 27, 2021
4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Psychology Building Room 35

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Add to Calendar 2021-09-27 16:00:00 2021-09-27 17:00:00 PEP Presents: Wrapping your head around it: Concussion and the brain, mental health, and aging Presented by: Dr. Jasmeet Hayes From the NFL to war-related blast injuries, there is growing recognition that concussion is a significant health problem. Concussion occurs when an external force to the head results in alterations in mental state such as confusion, disorientation, feeling dazed, and/or loss-of-consciousness, and/or loss of memory. Concussion has been linked with negative cognitive and mental health outcomes, as well as concerns for dementia risk. However, not everyone who suffers from concussion has negative chronic outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Jasmeet Hayes will discuss what is known about brain function and structure after concussion, characteristics associated with worse outcomes, mental health comorbidities, and genetic factors that link concussion with accelerated aging and dementia risk. Psychology Building Room 35 Department of Psychology ASC-psychmainoffice@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Presented by: Dr. Jasmeet Hayes


From the NFL to war-related blast injuries, there is growing recognition that concussion is a significant health problem. Concussion occurs when an external force to the head results in alterations in mental state such as confusion, disorientation, feeling dazed, and/or loss-of-consciousness, and/or loss of memory. Concussion has been linked with negative cognitive and mental health outcomes, as well as concerns for dementia risk. However, not everyone who suffers from concussion has negative chronic outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Jasmeet Hayes will discuss what is known about brain function and structure after concussion, characteristics associated with worse outcomes, mental health comorbidities, and genetic factors that link concussion with accelerated aging and dementia risk.

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