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Minor Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook

Diagnosis and Treatment, 1st Edition

Edited by Gary W. Jay

CRC Press

376 pages

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Almost two million individuals experience minor traumatic brain injury (MTBI/MATBI) each year. Patients from all over the country have similar - even identical - complaints from comparable types of trauma. Unfortunately, the vast majority of medical professionals do not recognize or understand the appearance, etiology, or problems associated with MTBI.

Therefore, MTBI patients are often refused diagnosis and treatment. They regularly face insurance problems and legal battles that compound their struggle with the injury itself. Now, there is a resource to help fight the underservice, underdiagnosis, and misunderstanding of MTBI and to help patients recover and thrive in its wake.

Based on valuable clinical experience, Minor Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook gives a two-part overview filled with detailed information that is easily understood and applied. The first part reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and associated clinical and behavioral problems. It includes case studies and "bottom line" points that underscore the most pressing concerns of MTBI. Part Two creates a more complete understanding of specialized diagnostic and rehabilitation techniques through clinical data from the practitioners who actually diagnose and treat MTBI. Together, these parts offer precious insight into this valid - and potentially devastating - diagnosis.

Table of Contents

PART ONE, Gary W. Jay, M.D., DAAPM


What is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Epidemiology and Causation

The Post-Concussion Syndrome


Clinical Aspects of MTBI

Posttraumatic Headache

Clinical and Neuropsychological Aspects: Things to Look For

Interdisciplinary Evaluation of MTBI

Interdisciplinary Treatment of MTBI

Neuropharmacological Treatment


Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Treatment Paradigms, Richard S. Goka, M.D.

The Physical Therapy Evaluation, Denise Baugh, P.T.

Acquired Brain Injury and the Speech-Language Pathologist: A Primer for the SLP Entering the Brain Injury Industry, Pamela A. Law, CBIS/CI-CE, CCC-SLP

Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of the Brain Injured Patient, Stacy Rogers, OT

Neuropsychology for the Non-Neuropsychologist: Special Guidance for Working with Persons with MTBI, Karen E. Lee, Psy.D. and Richard H. Cox, Ph.D., M.D., ABRP, ABPP

Auditory/Vestibular Symptoms, Evaluation, and Medico-Legal Considerations, Edward J. Jacobson, Ph.D., DABFE, DABFM

Vision Function, Examination, and Rehabilitation in Patients Suffering From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Thomas Politzer, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

Pertinent Legal Aspects of MTBI, Michael Sawaya

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Orthopedics
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MEDICAL / Surgery / General