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Concussion Care Manual


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Table of Contents

Part I: Concussion Management: The Big Picture
1. Introduction
2. What is a Concussion?
3. How Do You Make the Diagnosis?
4. Diagnosis of Sport Concussion
5. Which Problems Do You Address First?
6. General Treatment Strategies

Part II: How to Manage Specific Problems
7. Headaches
8. Sleep Disruption
9. Attention Deficit
10. Mood Instability
11. Anxiety and Depression
12. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
13. Personality Change
14. Balance Problems
15. Dizziness
16. Fatigue
17. Excessive Sleepiness
18. Memory Impairment
19. Executive Dysfunction
20. Parkinsonism
21. Blurry Vision
22. Hearing Problems
23. Smell and Taste Problems
24. Sexual Dysfunction
25. Seizures
26. Psychosis
27. Return to Work
28. Return to Driving
29. Return to School
30. Return to Contact Sports
31. When is it Safe to Fly or Travel to High Altitude?
32. Medico-legal Aspects of Concussion
33. Special Topics in Elderly
34. Special Topics in Adolescents
35. Special Topics in Children
36. Special Topics in Contact Sport Athletes and Others with Multiple Concussions
37. Special Topic in Military Personnel

Part III: How to Set Up and Run a Concussion Clinic
38. Staffing
39. Typical Flow for a Concussion Clinic
40. Return Visit Times

Part IV: Additional Resources
41. Internet-based resources
42. Concussion-related Scales and Scores
43. Additional Publications for More Detailed Information
44. Glossary


About the Author

David L. Brody, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Science and
Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM): The USU/NIH Military Traumatic Brain Injury Research Group in Bethesda, MD.


"This pocket-sized paper back coming in at 240 pages is a gem for concussion practitioners new and old. Easy to read and a practical guide for diagnosing and treating acute and chronic postconcussion disorders." -- Jamshid Ghajar, Neurosurgery

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