Suicidal Behavior and Neurological Illnesses
(1 CEU Hour)
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Neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, have significant debilitating neurological and psychological effects on induvial suffering with the conditions. Psychological effects such as feelings of hopelessness, anhedonia, and impulsiveness may all be present in those with the conditions. Research has indicated that symptoms of hopelessness and depression are often present in individuals who struggle with suicidal ideation and suicide-related behaviors. This brief advanced course examines the relationship between suicidal behavior and neurological illnesses.
Couse Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC
Course Text: Coughlin, S. S., & Sher, L. (2013). Suicidal Behavior and Neurological Illnesses. Journal of Depression & Anxiety, Suppl 9(1), 12443. http://doi.org/10.4172/2167-1044.S9-001
Examine suicide-ideation and suicide-related behaviors
Describe the assessment of suicide-related behaviors
Explore the relationship between suicide and the neurological disorders of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and ALS.
Discuss the proposed focus of treatment in working with client with neurological disorders to reduce risk of suicide-related behaviors.
This course was developed from the document: Coughlin, S. S., & Sher, L. (2013). Suicidal Behavior and Neurological Illnesses. Journal of Depression & Anxiety, Suppl 9(1), 12443. http://doi.org/10.4172/2167-1044.S9-001 used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://goo.gl/9lws9e).