Mobile app for the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy following concussion

 Mr. Aimun Jamjoom, University of Edinburgh

Concussion is an alteration in brain function resulting from a mechanical force to the head. Concussions are very common and the number of patients experiencing one is increasing globally. Patients can suffer from post-concussional symptoms that include headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, low mood and anxiety. Cognitive Behavouiral Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that uses a range of techniques to help patients manage how they think and feel. CBT has been shown to improve patient outcomes after a concussion. We are developing a digital CBT intervention to support patient recovery following a concussion.