As soldiers and combat veterans have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the “signature injury”
of those wars. TBI is also in the news on a daily basis due to sports injuries.
This new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury has been thoroughly revised
and updated from the 2005 first edition to reflect the exponential expansion
of research and clinical data amassed in the intervening years. Each chapter
was written and reviewed by the foremost authorities in neuropsychiatry, neurology,
rehabilitation medicine, and the other specialties who assess, diagnose, and
treat these patients.
The revisions and additions to this comprehensive volume were made to ensure that the scope and coverage is both up-to-date and down-to-earth. Key features include:
- New chapters on epidemiology, neuropathology, and genetics of TBI
- A new chapter on TBI in the military emphasizing the unique feature of blast injury
- A new chapter on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which emphasizes the common co-occurrence of TBI and PTSD in both combat and other settings
- Enhanced coverage of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for the psychiatric symptoms associated with TBI
- Information on the social ramifications of TBI so that clinicians will better understand and help their patients cope with the complex legal, financial, and insurance-based struggles their patients who have sustained TBI encounter
- Chapters are complete, readable, and relevant in themselves, allowing readers
to consult chapters of immediate concern to them
Each chapter concludes with essential points and key references to focus attention and consolidate learning
- A Foreword written by Bob Woodruff (the ABC World News correspondent who sustained a TBI while covering the war in Iraq) and his wife, Lee Woodruff, who underscore that although this volume is intended to be read primarily by professionals, patients and families may also find the information in the textbook to be of keen interest and practical application
The book has been closely edited to achieve a level of writing that is consistent and engaging and that addresses the needs of all medical professionals—including the full range of mental health professionals—who care for people who suffer from TBI. Evidence-based, academically rigorous, and conceptually sound, this new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury represents a huge step forward for the diagnosis and treatment of TBI.
Foreword. Preface. Part I: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology.Epidemiology. Neuropathology. Genetics factors. Neuropsychiatric assessment. Structural imaging. Functional imaging. Electrophysiological assessment. Neuropsychological assessment. Part II: Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Delirium and posttraumatic confusion. Mood disorders. Psychotic disorders. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Personality change. Aggressive disorders. Mild brain injury. Posttraumatic epilepsy. Part III: Neuropsychiatric Symptomatologies. Cognitive changes. Disorders of diminished motivation. Awareness of deficits. Sleep disturbance and fatigue. Headaches. Dizziness, imbalance, and vestibular dysfunction. Vision problems. Chronic pain. Sexual dysfunction. Part IV: Special Populations and Issues. Traumatic brain injury in the context of war. Sports injuries. Children and adolescents. Elderly. Alcohol and drug disorders. Part V: Treatment. The family system. Systems of care. Social aspects. Clinical legal issues. Psychopharmacology . Psychotherapy. Cognitive rehabilitation. Positive behavioral interventions. Complementary and integrative treatments. Index.
About the Author
Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., is Millennium Professor and Vice Chairman for Neuroscience Research, Department of Psychiatry, Section of Neuropsychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.