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Author Roberts, Richard J., 1951- author.

Title Mild traumatic brain injury : episodic symptoms and treatment / Richard J. Roberts and Mary Ann Roberts ; in collaboration with Jody Murph, George Phillips, and William Sheehan.

Publication Info. San Diego, California ; Oxfordshire [England] : Plural Publishing, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Brain injury due to blunt-force trauma -- Illustrative case history of a patient with MIND -- Navigating the healthcare system following mild TBI -- Evidence for the existence of MIND-like neuropsychiatric patients -- Living with untreated symptoms of MIND -- Reviewing the evidence of treatment efficacy -- Mood-stabilizing medications with anticonvulsant properties -- Blast trauma: an ominous new risk factor for MIND? -- Blast trauma II: symptomatic treatment in the short-run? -- Using effective coping behaviors -- Assessing intermittent symptoms after pediatric mild TBI -- Pediatric mild TBI, episodic symptoms, and treatment considerations -- Unanswered questions and issues requiring further study -- The Iowa interview -- Makling the diagnosis of MIND in adult patients.
Summary This work proposes that there is a diagnosable and treatable sub-type of Persistent Post-Concussive Syndrome (PPCS) following mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This sub-type of PPCS is characterized by: (a) multiple intermittent (or "partial seizure-like") symptoms in the absence of a conventional epileptic syndrome; (b) untriggered, ego-dystonic mood-swings in the absence of clear environmental precipitants; (c) memory lapses and brief gap of "lost time"; and a high prior probability of responding well to treatment with anti-convulsant mood-stabilizers, such as valproic acid (Depakote, Divalproex) and carbamazepine (Tegretol). Both pediatric and adults patients may suffer from this loosely-defined syndrome and may go untreated for months or even years following one or more instances of mild TBI. The authors and contributors, from diverse professional backgrounds, including adult neuropsychology, child neuropsychology, sports medicine, and neuropsychiatry, present insight into the needs and methods of treatment for this large and often underserved population. It provides all involved in client care with the tools they need to ensure good outcomes. Of particular value will be the coverage of the the mechanisms underlying blast induced neuro trauma, a subject of great concern to military personnel, care providers, and their families.
Subject Brain damage.
Brain Injuries -- diagnosis.
Brain Injuries -- rehabilitation.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Brain damage. (OCoLC)fst00837716
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Roberts, Mary Ann, author.
Murph, Jody R., contributor.
Phillips, George, 1971- contributor.
Sheehan, William, contributor.
Other Form: Print version: Roberts, Richard J., 1951- Mild traumatic brain injury : episodic symptoms and treatment. San Diego, California ; Oxfordshire, [England] : Plural Publishing, ©2011 xi, 326 pages 9781597564236
ISBN 9781597567411 (e-book)
1597567418 (e-book)
Standard No. DEBBG BV043958739
DEBBG BV044073332
DEBSZ 481289062

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