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Management of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury


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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 SitesIndex

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Drs. Arciniegas, Zasler, Vanderploeg, and Jaffee have edited an outstanding book on traumatic brain injury for clinicians. The authors of the chapters are internationally recognized experts in brain injury medicine, rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychiatry, and neuroscience. They provide an evidence-based and practical guide for health care professionals. The chapter authors also give excellent clinical advice in the management of the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and somatic impairments that frequently accompany TBI. This manual is unique in that it is both comprehensive and concise. It is essential reading for health care professionals who manage these persons. Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., Joe P. Tupin Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UC Davis School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, Books, American Psychiatric Publishing Written by the world's leading investigators and clinicians in traumatic brain injury, we finally have a manual focused on the practical clinical management of patients with TBI. The clinical focus of each chapter including a summary of key clinical points at the end makes this an essential reference for every clinician who is involved in the care of patients with TBI. Arciniegas et al have edited a book which fills an important niche in the TBI literature. Robert G. Robinson, M.D., Emeritus Paul W. Penningroth Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa This clinical manual offers a clearly written, comprehensive overview of the varied day-to-day information medical professionals need to care for individuals with brain injury. The book integrates the current literature into accepted and practical approaches to clinical practice. With content spanning from assessment and diagnosis to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches, the manual is a "must have" for all brain injury professionals! Flora Hammond, M.D., Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine and Chief of Medical Affairs, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury is a comprehensive and accessible resource for clinicians and researchers. Step-by step information provided in this book will ensure that the practices of those who are new to the field or have a long history of working with individuals with TBI are up to date and evidence-informed. It also promises to be an invaluable teaching tool for rehabilitation and medical educators. Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine

About the Author

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, Texas.


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 *

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