Continuing the tradition of the bestselling first edition, this second edition provides comprehensive coverage of neurobehavioral disorders in children and adults following impact and acceleration accidents. Completely revised and updated, the book includes comprehensive coverage of consciousness including normal, acute, and persistent alterations. Drawing on his training, education, and experience in human physiology, neuroanatomy, and endocrinology, the author not only gives readers a solid foundation for understanding, diagnosing, and treating concussive brain trauma, but also gives them tools to increase standards of care.
By Rolland S. Parker, New York University School of Medicine, NY, USA.
Describes neurobehavioral disorders in children and adults following impact and acceleration accidents
Covers consciousness including normal, acute, and persistent alterations
Discusses personality and subjective complaints and symptoms
Includes 6 new chapters and new material on dysregulation of the internal environment
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction. Introduction to the Postconcussion Syndrome. Controversial Issues of Concussion. Consciousness. Brain Functioning. Trauma I. Trauma II. Trauma III. Trauma IV. Motor Disorders. Pain and Posttraumatic Headaches. Chronic Posttraumatic Disorders of Consciousness. Information Processing, Mental Efficiency, and Executive Functioning. Cerebral Personality Disorders I. Cerebral Personality Disorders II. Cognitive Functioning. Personality Psychodynamics. Maladaptive Outcome. Multi-discipline Examination Considerations.
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