Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome : The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment

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This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. Traumatic brain injuries constitute a major global public health problem, but until now MTBIs, which constitute up to 90 percent of all treated TBIs, have been difficult to evaluate and manage clinically because of the absence of a viable model. This book provides a welcome evidence base for all clinicians involved in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of MTBI. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary of the 'Top 10' conclusions. The book includes a Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 19 line illustrations
  • 0195328299
  • 9780195328295
  • 429,747

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The editor has gathered together many of the best and most current peer-reviewed publications on mild traumatic brain injury and compiled an excellent reference. Any well-informed healthcare provider will want to pick up and copy of this book. Furthermore, it should appeal to busy professionals in its concise presentation. * Doody's Notes *show more

About Michael A. McCrea

Dr McCrea is Executive Director of the ProHealth Care Neuroscience Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and has been head of the Neuropsychology Service at Waukesha Memorial Hospital since 1996. He is also Associate Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. McCrea has been an active research in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury.show more

Table of contents

PART 1: THE TBI LANDSCAPE ; 1. Epidemiology and impact of Traumatic Brain Injury ; 2. Zeroing in on MTBI: epidemiology and impact ; 3. Challenges in defining and diagnosing MTBI ; 4. Advances in MTBI research methodologies ; Top 10 conclusions ; PART 2: BASIC AND CLINICAL SCIENCE OF MTBI ; 5. Biomechanics of MTBI ; 6. Neurophysiology of MTBI: the neurometabolic cascade ; 7. Neuroimaging in MTBI ; Top 10 conclusions ; PART 3: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MTBI ; 8. Acute symptoms and symptom recovery ; 9. Acute cognitive effects and early recovery ; 10. Neuropsychological recovery ; 11. Influence of acute injury characteristics on recovery ; 12. Measuring neurophysiological recovery ; 13. Functional outcome after MTBI ; 14. Exceptions to the rule: potential long-term effects of MTBI ; Top 10 conclusions ; PART 4: IMPLICATIONS FOR RETHINKING POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME ; 15. Defining post-concussion syndrome ; 16. Non-specificity of postconcussion syndrome symptoms ; 17. Epidemiology of postconcussion syndrome: another denominator problem ; 18. PCS as neuropsychological disorder ; 19. Psychological theories of postconcussion syndrome ; 20. Interventional models for postconcussion syndrome ; 21. A practical model for clinical management of PCS ; Top 10 conclusionsshow more

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