Coping with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury : a guide to living with the challenges associated with post concussion syndrome and brain trauma / Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., and Barbara Albers Hill.
A comprehensive guide to improving mental clarity and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion draws on the expertise of a neuropsychologist and concussion survivor to counsel patients and caregivers on how to manage symptoms ranging from migraines and depression to sleep problems and memory loss.
Everything thirteen seconds, a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury happens somewhere in the world. Many of those affected will suffer post concussion syndrome (PCS) that can last for years. The authors set out to cover every aspect of this often mystifying condition, using clear, easy-to-understand language.
- ISBN: 9781583334768 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1583334769 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xi, 378 : pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 
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A word about brain injury labels -- Concussion/mild traumatic brain injury : an overview. What is a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury? ; Symptoms of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury ; Types of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury ; Leading causes of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury ; Diagnosing and assessing concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and post concussion syndrome (PCS) ; Approaches to treating post concussion syndrome (PCS) -- Physical aspects. Symptoms of post concussion syndrome (PCS) ; Fatigue ; Headaches ; Sleep disturbances ; Dizziness and imbalance ; Vision and light sensitivity problems ; Hearing and noise problems ; Muscular and motor problems ; Sensory and metabolic disturbances ; Chronic pain/post traumatic pain (PTP) ; Sexual problems ; Post traumatic seizures (PTS) -- Mental aspects. Attention and concentration problems ; Memory problems ; Problems with reasoning, planning, and understanding ; Speech and language problems ; Academic performance problems -- Emotional aspects. Post-injury psychological reactions and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ; Alcohol, drug, and substance abuse ; Moods and behavior ; Psychiatric disorders ; Grieving -- Recovering. Rehabilitation ; Financial issues ; Living with someone with post concussion syndrome (PCS) ; Outcomes of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury -- Future innovations. Advances in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury -- On with living again.
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