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Episode: 09 | Electrical Injuries: Cognitive and Emotional Sequelae - with Dr. Neil Pliskin

Episode Description:  Electrical injuries often result in diffuse cognitive symptoms and mood changes. In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of this unique injury with Neil Pliskin, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, former president of APA Div. 40, who has done a significant amount of clinical work and research with this population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the sociodemographic groups and occupations that are most susceptible to electrical injuries.
  2. List at least three common psychiatric and medical issues associated with electrical injury.
  3. Describe the purported mechanisms of injury following exposure to electrical current.
  4. Explain the role of litigation in neuropsychological evaluations of patients with electrical injuries.