Management of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health issue of worldwide proportions, affecting motorists, victims of interpersonal violence, athletes, military service members, and Veterans, among others. Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury provides evidence-informed guidance on the core topics in brain injury medicine, including the epidemiology and pathophysiology of TBI, the medical evaluation and neuropsychological assessment of persons with TBI, and the common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other neurological disturbances for which persons with TBI and their families seek clinical care. Impressive breadth and depth of coverage, logical structure, clinically rich detail, and concise presentation make Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury a must-read for every physician, nurse, and mental health practitioner working to improve the lives of persons with TBI.

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Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury is an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive, and useful text designed to support busy physicians, nurses, and mental health professionals working with persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. Understanding and improving outcomes after TBI requires consideration of the effects of biomechanical forces on the brain and the interactions between the injury, the person experiencing it, and the psychosocial context in which TBI and its consequences occur. A multidisciplinary approach to the management of persons with TBI therefore is essential. Accordingly, this book presents and synthesizes the work of internationally recognized brain injury clinicians, scientists, and educators who were selected by a team of editors with backgrounds in psychiatry, neurology, psychology, and physiatry. This broad range of perspectives enhances understanding and provides nuanced yet practical information on the neuropsychiatric management of persons with TBI.

Evidence-informed, concise, and clinically rich, Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury will be of enormous value to health care providers grappling with the neurological and mental health consequences of this widespread public health problem.

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David B. Arciniegas, M.D., is the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair of Brain Injury Medicine, Executive Director of the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine; Senior Scientist and Medical Director for Brain Injury Research, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas; and President, International Brain Injury Association. Nathan D. Zasler, M.D., is CEO and Medical Director, Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd.; CEO and Medical Director, Tree of Life Services, Inc.; Professor (affiliate), VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, Virginia; Associate Professor (adjunct), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; and Chairperson, International Brain Injury Association. Rodney D. Vanderploeg, Ph.D., is Clinical Neuropsychologist and Psychology Section Leader, Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., is Past National Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center; Associate Professor of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; and Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas.

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