© 2011 – CRC Press
879 pages | 27 B/W Illus.
Focusing on a public health problem affecting millions of people of all ages, the second edition of Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation reflects Dr. Rolland S. Parker's more than 25 years of neuropsychological practice and research in traumatic brain injury and stress, and his prior experience as a clinical psychologist.
Unique in its coverage of the personality changes, family dysfunction, and stress that often occur in the wake of concussive brain trauma, this book uses case examples to illustrate persistent and acute alterations of consciousness, as well as cognitive, mood, personality, and social effects of head injury in order to guide appropriate treatment. With six additional chapters, this edition covers:
With a firm multi-disciplinary foundation, this book aids the concerned practitioner in rendering a more complete and accurate assessment, recognizing gaps in prior documentation, and conducting a more complete examination to acquire omitted information. It also shows how to achieve the benefit of higher accuracy in assessing disability, planning rehabilitation, and offering compensation. The book stands alone as an in-depth, authoritative guide to closed head injury and traumatic brain injury.
Concussion: Not Always "Minor" Head Injury
Introduction to the Postconcussion Syndrome
The Central Nervous System: Organization of Behavior
Acute Alterations of Consciousness
The Internal Milieu: Brain and Body
Biomechanics and Tissue Injuries
Acute Brain and Somatic Injury
The Acute Stress Response
Chronic Posttraumatic Stress: Injury, Disease, and Burnou
Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Concussion
Disorders of Sensation, Motion, and Body Schema
Vocal Motor Disorders
Chronic Pain and Posttraumatic Headaches
Chronic Posttraumatic Disorders of Consciousness
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
Posttraumatic Personality Disorders
Children’s Brain Trauma
Outcome and Treatment: Concussive Trauma