Do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques Reduce Symptom Duration in Children and Adolescents Who Have Sustained a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Carlie K. Elmer A.T. Still University

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Focused Clinical Question: Does cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) reduce concussion symptoms among children and adolescents following mild traumatic brain injury? Clinical Bottom Line: Based on the results of this critically appraised topic, there is moderate evidence to support the use of CBT as a treatment intervention to reduce complaints of persistent concussion symptoms in children and adolescents.

The authors are with the Athletic Training Programs and School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA.

Valovich McLeod (tmcleod@atsu.edu) is corresponding author.
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