Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment (AACN Workshop Series)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195328299
ISBN 13: 978-0195328295
This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes a Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Traumatic brain injuries constitute a major global public health problem, but until now, MTBIs, which constitute up to 90 percent of all treated TBIs, have been difficult to evaluate and manage clinically because of the absence of a viable model. Dr. McCrea's book thus provides a welcome evidence base for all clinicians - including psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians, physiatrists, and nurses - involved in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of MTBI, as well as attorneys involved in personal injury litigation and personal injury defense. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary of the 'Top 10 Conclusions.' Instructions for earning AACN-administered CE credit are included.
"The editor has gathered together many of the best and most current peer-reviewed publications on mild traumatic brain injury and compiled an excellent reference. Any well informed healthcare provider will want to pick up a copy of this book."--Doody's, a 5-star review!
"This is a very good book that describes the neurological and neuronal reasons why some clients with MTBI and PCS do not make the progress that would be expected...It provides great information about methods that can be used to understand the patient's level of consciousness, treatment integrity, and how a team approach can be utilized."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
"[This book] is a jewel. It is rare in its accomplishment to so succinctly cover such an impressive amount of research...Old hands and students alike will find this book a concise and comprehensive reference text on the topic of MTBI and PCS...I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all with an interest or need."--Ty S. Callahan, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
About the Author
Dr. McCrea is Executive Director of the ProHealth Care Neuroscience Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and has been head of the Neuropsychology Service at Waukesha Memorial Hospital since 1996. He is also Associate Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. McCrea has been an active research in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury.