Despite the increased public awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the complexities of the neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, neurological, and other physical consequences of TBI of all severities across the lifespan remain incompletely understood by patients, their families, healthcare providers, and the media.
Keeping pace with advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and science of TBI, the Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition, comprehensively fills this gap in knowledge. Nearly all 50 chapters feature new authors, all of them experts in their field. Chapters new to this edition include biomechanical forces, biomarkers, neurodegenerative dementias, suicide, endocrine disorders, chronic disease management, and social cognition. An entirely new section is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of mild TBI, including injuries in athletes, military service members and veterans, and children and adolescents. These chapters join newly updated sections on the assessment and treatment of the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other physical sequelae of TBI.
The Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury is a must-read for all of those working in any of the multitude of disciplines that contribute to the care and rehabilitation of persons with brain injury. This new volume is also a potentially useful reference for policymakers in both the public and private sectors.
ForewordPrefacePart I: Epidemiology and PathophysiologyChapter 1. Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 2. Biomechanical Forces Involved in Brain InjuryChapter 3. PathophysiologyPart II: AssessmentChapter 4. Neuropsychiatric AssessmentChapter 5. Clinical ImagingChapter 6. Genetic FactorsChapter 7. Electrophysiological AssessmentChapter 8. Neuropsychological AssessmentChapter 9. BiomarkersPart III: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain InjuryCognitionChapter 10. Disorders of ConsciousnessChapter 11. Acute Traumatic EncephalopathyChapter 12. Neurocognitive Disorders Due to Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 13. Awareness of DeficitsChapter 14. Social CognitionChapter 15. Neurodegenerative DementiasEmotionChapter 16. Epidemiology and Natural History of Psychiatric DisordersChapter 17. Mood and Anxiety DisordersChapter 18. Emotional DyscontrolChapter 19. Posttraumatic Stress DisorderBehaviorChapter 20. Disorders of Diminished MotivationChapter 21. Behavioral DyscontrolChapter 22. Psychotic DisordersChapter 23. SuicideSomaticChapter 24. Sleep Disturbance and FatigueChapter 25. Posttraumatic HeadacheChapter 26. Dizziness, Imbalance, and Vestibular DysfunctionChapter 27. Vision ProblemsChapter 28. Chronic PainChapter 29. Sexual FunctioningChapter 30. Pituitary DysfunctionChapter 31. Posttraumatic EpilepsyPart IV: Special Populations and IssuesMild Brain InjuryChapter 32. Overview of Mild Brain InjuryChapter 33. Pathophysiology of Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 34. Assessment of Sports-Related ConcussionChapter 35. Military Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 36. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and AdolescentsChapter 37. Multidisciplinary Assessments and TreatmentChapter 38. Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryOther PopulationsChapter 39. Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and AdolescentsChapter 40. Chronic Disease Management for Lifelong Brain InjuryChapter 41. Substance Use DisordersPart V: TreatmentChapter 42. Family InterventionChapter 43. Systems of CareChapter 44. Activity, Participation, and Community IntegrationChapter 45. Psychological Adjustment to the Effects of a Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 46. Cognitive RehabilitationChapter 47. Environmental and Behavioral ManagementChapter 48. Principles of PharmacotherapyChapter 49. Complementary and Alternative TherapiesChapter 50. Clinical Legal Issues