Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation

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CRC Press, Dec 27, 2000 - Medical - 432 pages
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A wide-range study of victims of head injury often reveals disorders that are neglected by less extensive examinations, and dispels the idea that there is usually a benign outcome. Focusing on a public health problem affecting millions of people of all ages, with approximately 1,300 references, Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation addresses such topics as the recognition of minor traumatic brain injury in the emergency room and clinical practice.

The book is unique in its coverage of the personality changes, family dysfunction, and stress that often occur in wake of concussive brain trauma. Case examples 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. In addition, the book documents unfamiliar signs not included in the usual list of postconcussive symptoms. Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation stands alone as an in-depth, authoritative guide to the condition also described as closed head injury and "minor" traumatic brain injury.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
10
Chapter 2
21
Chapter 17
32
Chapter 3
35
Chapter 4
55
Conclusions
70
Chapter 6
99
Chapter 12
211
Seemingly Inappropriate Affect
217
Chapter 13
229
Chapter 14
247
Chapter 15
259
Chapter 16
269
Learning
276
PostAccident Stress Pain Physiological Disorders and Disease
279

Diffuse Brain Lesions
102
Chapter 7
117
Joint Trauma
127
Chapter 8
135
Chapter 9
147
Chronic Posttraumatic Disorders of Consciousness
159
Sleep Disturbance
186
Chapter 18
299
Chapter 19
315
Psychiatric Conditions
330
References
353
Index
397
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