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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome


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Part 1- The Landscape of Traumatic Brain Injury: 1: Epidemiology & Impact of TBI 2: Zeroing in on MTBI: Epidemiology & Impact 3: Challenges in Defining & Diagnosing MTBI 4: Advances in MTBI Research Methodologies Top 10 Conclusions: References: Part 2- Basic & Clinical Science of MTBI: 5: Biomechanics 6: Neurophysiology: The Neurometabolic Cascade 7: Neuroimaging Top 10 Conclusions: References: Part 3- The Natural History of MTBI: 8: Acute Symptoms & Symptom Recovery 9: Acute Cognitive Effects & Early Recovery 10: Neuropsychological Recovery 11: Influence of Acute Injury Characteristics on Recovery 12: Measuring Neurophysiological Recovery 13: Functional Outcome After MTBI 14: Exceptions to the Rule: Potential Long Term Effects of MTBI Top 10 Conclusions: References: Part 4- Implications for Rethinking Post-Concussion Syndrome: 15: Defining Post-Concussion Syndrome 16: Non-Specificity of PCS Syndrome Symptoms 17: Epidemiology of PCS: Another Denominator Problem 18: PCS: Neuropsychological Disorder 19: Psychological Theories of PCS 20: Interventional Models for PCS 21: A Practical Model for Clinical Management of PCS Top 10 Conclusions: References: Index:

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.


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 and copy of this book. Furthermore, it should appeal to busy professionals in its concise presentation. Doody's Notes

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