Your Weekly Dose of #5ThoughtsFriday: A description of what we think is important at BIAMD
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Here are the 5 things we thought were
worth sharing with you this week:
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When faced with a personal problem people typically give better advice to others than to themselves. A previous study showed how it is possible to enact internal dialogue in virtual reality (VR) through participants alternately occupying two different virtual bodies – one representing themselves and the other Sigmund Freud.

They could maintain a self-conversation by explaining their problem to the virtual Freud and then from the embodied perspective of Freud see and hear the explanation by their virtual doppelganger, and then give some advice. Alternating between the two bodies they could maintain a self-dialogue, as if between two different people. Here we show that the process of alternating between their own and the Freud body is important for successful psychological outcomes.

An experiment was carried out with 58 people, 29 in the body swapping Self-Conversation condition and 29 in a condition where they only spoke to a Scripted Freud character. The results showed that the Self-Conversation method results in a greater perception of change and help compared to the Scripted. We compare this method with the distancing paradigm where participants imagine resolving a problem from a first or third person perspective. We consider the method as a possible strategy for self-counselling.

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For every year younger that someone was exposed to tackle football, the start of cognitive problems occurred 2.4 years earlier and behavioral and mood problems started 2.5 years earlier
If U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams asked for our advice (he hasn’t), we’d recommend that he issue the following statement:

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Tackle football is dangerous for children. Children who play tackle football absorb repeated hits to the head. As adults, they’re at higher risk of suffering cognitive deficits as well as behavioral and mood problems.

We’d suggest that, as the nation’s top doctor, the surgeon general put this warning on every youth football helmet and place it in bold type on all youth tackle football registration forms. A parent or guardian wouldn’t be able to sign up their child without seeing it.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of these steps. It’s fair to say that millions of sports-playing kids would enter adulthood with healthier brains and better futures.

CLICK HERE to what's actually at stake.
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Roughly 6,000 high school students in Georgia will have access to a telehealth platform for concussion testing and treatment this fall, part of a national trend toward using connected health platforms to speed up and improve care management for head injuries.

The Ware County School District is partnering with Gwinnet Medical Center-Duluth’s Concussion Institute to create an in-school telemedicine service for students. Using the Georgia-based Global Partnership for Telehealth’s Pathways platform, the school district will be able to access on-demand care whenever a student is suspected of incurring a concussion.

“Ware County has historically been on the forefront of providing specialty services via telemedicine, and the expansion to concussion care strengthens our pediatric offerings and helps us provide the best possible care for students,” Millie Thrift, the school district’s telemedicine coordinator, said in a press release.

Through the virtual care program, students will have same-day or next-day access to specialists at GMC for care management and coordination, including baseline ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). The program will loop in parents or guardians, school nurses, primary care providers, athletic staff and educators to map out a care plan.

CLICK HERE for more on this rural telemedicine trend.
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I Beyond Behaviors , internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety.

Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. 

CLICK HERE to find out more.
5) Quote We Are Contemplating...

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” 

Lifeline 100 Classic

ALL proceeds go to Anne Arundel county non-profits including The Crisis Response System, Recreation Deeds for Special Needs, and BikeAAA.

Rides for Every Age and Ability!
Lifeline100 is pleased to be an inclusive event offering scenic 65 and 100 mile county tours with water views and historic sites, 15 and 30 mile flat, paved trail rides; and a free bike rodeo for children!  We welcome riders with special needs and bikes of all kinds!

Registration Fees
  • Century Ride – Individual Registration: $50.00 (regular $50, walk-in $60)
  • 60 mile Ride – Individual Registration: $40.00  (regular $40, walk-in $50)
  • 30 mile Ride – Individual Registration: $30.00   (regular $30, walk-in $35)
  • 15 mile Ride – Individual Registration: $25.00  (regular $25, walk-in $30)
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