Management of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury

Management of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health issue of worldwide proportions, affecting motorists, victims of interpersonal violence, athletes, military service members, and Veterans, among others. Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury provides evidence-informed guidance on the core topics in brain injury medicine, including the epidemiology and pathophysiology of TBI, the medical evaluation and neuropsychological assessment of persons with TBI, and the common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other neurological disturbances for which persons with TBI and their families seek clinical care. The volume offers many useful features to its readers, including:  Chapters written by an internationally known group of editors and contributors offering cutting-edge, multidisciplinary perspectives in brain injury medicine. Guidance on the identification and management of early and late postinjury neuropsychiatric disturbances as well as their psychological and psychosocial consequences. Identification of special issues relevant to the evaluation and treatment of TBI and postconcussive symptoms among military service members, and Veterans. Discussion of the ethics and methods of forensic assessment of persons with TBI. Key Clinical Points that highlight concepts, assessment issues, and clinical management strategies in each chapter. A wealth of tables and figures to enhance the accessibility and clinical utility of the book, as well as appendices of additional readings and relevant websites for persons and families affected by TBI and the clinicians providing their care. Impressive breadth and depth of coverage, logical structure, clinically rich detail, and concise presentation make Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury a must-read for every physician, nurse, and mental health practitioner working to improve the lives of persons with more

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  • Paperback | 587 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 40.64mm | 1,020.58g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 6 Plates, color; 5 Halftones, black and white; 10 Line drawings, unspecified; 75 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624047
  • 9781585624041
  • 875,898

About David B. Arciniegas

David B. Arciniegas, M.D., is the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair of Brain Injury Medicine, Executive Director of the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine; Senior Scientist and Medical Director for Brain Injury Research, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas; and President, International Brain Injury Association. Nathan D. Zasler, M.D., is CEO and Medical Director, Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd.; CEO and Medical Director, Tree of Life Services, Inc.; Professor (affiliate), VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, Virginia; Associate Professor (adjunct), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; and Chairperson, International Brain Injury Association.Rodney D. Vanderploeg, Ph.D., is Clinical Neuropsychologist and Psychology Section Leader, Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., is Past National Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center; Associate Professor of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; and Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, more

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Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury is an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive, and useful text designed to support busy physicians, nurses, and mental health professionals working with persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. Understanding and improving outcomes after TBI requires consideration of the effects of biomechanical forces on the brain and the interactions between the injury, the person experiencing it, and the psychosocial context in which TBI and its consequences occur. A multidisciplinary approach to the management of persons with TBI therefore is essential. Accordingly, this book presents and synthesizes the work of internationally recognized brain injury clinicians, scientists, and educators who were selected by a team of editors with backgrounds in psychiatry, neurology, psychology, and physiatry. This broad range of perspectives enhances understanding and provides nuanced yet practical information on the neuropsychiatric management of persons with TBI. Evidence-informed, concise, and clinically rich, Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury will be of enormous value to health care providers grappling with the neurological and mental health consequences of this widespread public health more

Table of contents

ContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART I: INTRODUCTIONChapter 1. Overview of Traumatic Brain InjuryPART II: AssessmentChapter 2. Medical EvaluationChapter 3. Neuropsychological AssessmentPART III: MANAGEMENTChapter 4. Disorders of ConsciousnessChapter 5. Cognitive ImpairmentsChapter 6. Disorders of Mood and AffectChapter 7. Anxiety DisordersChapter 8. Posttraumatic Stress DisorderChapter 9. Posttraumatic PsychosisChapter 10. Aggressive DisordersChapter 11. ApathyChapter 12. Substance Use DisordersChapter 13. HeadacheChapter 14. Seizures and EpilepsyChapter 15. Sleep and FatigueChapter 16. Posttraumatic Sensory ImpairmentsPART IV: SPECIAL TOPICSChapter 17. Traumatic Brain Injury in Late LifeChapter 18. Athletes and Sports-Related ConcussionChapter 19. Military Personnel and Veterans With Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 20. Persistent Symptoms After a ConcussionChapter 21. Forensic Issues and Traumatic Brain InjuryAppendix A: Suggested ReadingsAppendix B: Relevant Web SitesIndexshow more

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Each chapter comprised an excellent entree to the subject, with salient references to classic articles and recent research. * Joseph Westermeyer, MD, MPH, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School and Minneapolis VA Health Care Center, Minneapolis * Overall this text is a rewarding read and will contribute insights into effective care for individuals with a traumatic brain injury. * Ellen M. Deibert, MD, American Academy of Neurology * Each chapter comprised an excellent entree to the subject, with salient references to classic articles and recent research. * Brian S. Appleby, MD, American Journal of Psychiatry *show more

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