Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury / Edition 2

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As soldiers and combat veterans have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the "signature injury" of those wars. TBI is also in the news on a daily basis due to sports injuries. This new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury has been thoroughly revised and updated from the 2005 first edition to reflect the exponential expansion of research and clinical data amassed in the intervening years. Each chapter was written and reviewed by the foremost authorities in neuropsychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, and the other specialties who assess, diagnose, and treat these patients.

The revisions and additions to this comprehensive volume were made to ensure that the scope and coverage is both up-to-date and down-to-earth. Key features include: • New chapters on epidemiology, neuropathology, and genetics of TBI• A new chapter on TBI in the military emphasizing the unique feature of blast injury• A new chapter on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which emphasizes the common co-occurrence of TBI and PTSD in both combat and other settings• Enhanced coverage of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for the psychiatric symptoms associated with TBI• Information on the social ramifications of TBI so that clinicians will better understand and help their patients cope with the complex legal, financial, and insurance-based struggles their patients who have sustained TBI encounter• Chapters are complete, readable, and relevant in themselves, allowing readers to consult chapters of immediate concern to them• Each chapter concludes with essential points and key references to focus attention and consolidate learning• A Foreword written by Bob Woodruff (the ABC World News correspondent who sustained a TBI while covering the war in Iraq) and his wife, Lee Woodruff, who underscore that although this volume is intended to be read primarily by professionals, patients and families may also find the information in the textbook to be of keen interest and practical application

The book has been closely edited to achieve a level of writing that is consistent and engaging and that addresses the needs of all medical professionals -- including the full range of mental health professionals -- who care for people who suffer from TBI. Evidence-based, academically rigorous, and conceptually sound, this new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury represents a huge step forward for the diagnosis and treatment of TBI.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: Written with a primary emphasis on neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), this collaborative work combines the most recent research on issues surrounding these devastating events and their long-term consequences with clinically solid recommendations for working with this patient population.
Purpose: This book was compiled as an update to a previous version, Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury (1994), although the reincarnation incorporates much of the advanced knowledge gained in the area of TBI in the last 10 years.
Audience: Geared toward clinicians who work primarily in the field of brain injured patients, this book is intended for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, occupational and speech therapists, and any other individuals who are in a position to assist TBI patients.
Features: Meant as a reference, this book is not created for a beginning to end read. More specifically, readers are likely to refer to one or a group of chapters of primary interest to them. The book is separated into seven sections, dealing mainly with the identification, assessment, treatment, and prevention of brain injury. It contains numerous tables, guides, references, and an entire chapter of various imaging studies which enlighten even the most experienced reader.
Assessment: Although I am unfamiliar with the previous version of this book, I can only imagine the vast revisions required to bring it up-to-date in an ever-changing and remarkably challenging area such as brain injured patients. Psychiatrists may find the chapters on the psychiatric manifestations of brain injured patients particularly useful, and the addition of topics such as aggression in this population impart practical wisdom for even the most general practitioner. This is a valuable addition to any clinician's reference library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623570
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 686
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., is Millennium Professor and Vice Chairman for Neuroscience Research, Department of Psychiatry, Section of Neuropsychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Part I: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology. Epidemiology. Neuropathology. Genetics factors. Neuropsychiatric assessment. Structural imaging. Functional imaging. Electrophysiological assessment. Neuropsychological assessment. Part II: Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Delirium and posttraumatic confusion. Mood disorders. Psychotic disorders. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Personality change. Aggressive disorders. Mild brain injury. Posttraumatic epilepsy. Part III: Neuropsychiatric Symptomatologies. Cognitive changes. Disorders of diminished motivation. Awareness of deficits. Sleep disturbance and fatigue. Headaches. Dizziness, imbalance, and vestibular dysfunction. Vision problems. Chronic pain. Sexual dysfunction. Part IV: Special Populations and Issues. Traumatic brain injury in the context of war. Sports injuries. Children and adolescents. Elderly. Alcohol and drug disorders. Part V: Treatment. The family system. Systems of care. Social aspects. Clinical legal issues. Psychopharmacology. Psychotherapy. Cognitive rehabilitation. Positive behavioral interventions. Complementary and integrative treatments. Index.

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