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Author : Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.
Barbara Albers Hill
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-11-05
Page : 400
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 1101631619
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A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.


Author : Diane Roberts Stoler
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1998
Page : 334
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 9780895297914
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Mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed problems in the United States today. Symptoms can mimic those of a stroke, depression, or chronic fatigue syndrome. Authors Stoler and Hill offer clear information on the different types of brain injury, as well as the treatment options available.


Author : Diane Roberts Stoler
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page :
Category : Brain
ISBN 13 : 9781322826875
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Author : Nigel S. King
Publisher : Robinson
Release : 2015-10-01
Page : 240
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1472136101
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Up to 10% of people will suffer a mild head injury (or 'mild traumatic brain injury') in their lifetime and up to 50% of those people will also find they have lingering post-concussion symptoms in the months or years afterwards. These symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbance, reduced day-to-day memory, poor concentration, taking longer to think, 'muzzy' headedness, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, sensitivity to light or noise, frustration, nausea, restlessness and sensitivity to alcohol. In such circumstances the 'mild' head injury may feel anything but mild. This is particularly so if large areas of your day to day life are affected. People in these circumstances can have their difficulties compounded by the very different explanations for their persisting difficulties. These usually involve receiving contradictory opinions about the extent to which ongoing symptoms are caused by neurological brain injury or other factors. These complicating factors can make it very difficult to find the right kind of service or expertise after a TBI. Patients can easily feel like they are being ''pushed from pillar to post" when trying to find services that can help with their problems. On top of all of this, there is a distinct lack of good, science- based information for patients about the best ways to manage PCS. It is therefore very common for those who experience prolonged difficulties to find their situation extremely confusing, frustrating and stressful. Dr Nigel King is an expert with much experience in this area, and has written a very valuable book weaving together the most useful knowledge in this area. It clarifies some of the complex issues for those who suffer with prolonged problems and provides practical, science-based self-help guidance for managing TBI difficulties. Using cognitive rehabilitation techniques and CBT approaches for the associated mental health complications of PCS, this much need book provides help, hope and understanding for what can be a highly disabling and misunderstood condition.


Author : Mary Ann Keatley Phd
Laura L. Whittemore
Publisher :
Release : 2010-08
Page : 194
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 9780982409411
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This is one of those rare books that comes along to answer all you wanted to know about head injuries, concussions and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) but didn't know who to ask. It describes the signs and symptoms as they show up in everyday life.


Author : Michael McCrea
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2008
Page : 205
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 0195328299
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This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes a Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Traumatic brain injuries constitute a major global public health problem, but until now, MTBIs, which constitute up to 90 percent of all treated TBIs, have been difficult to evaluate and manage clinically because of the absence of a viable model. Dr. McCrea's book thus provides a welcome evidence base for all clinicians - including psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians, physiatrists, and nurses - involved in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of MTBI, as well as attorneys involved in personal injury litigation and personal injury defense. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary of the 'Top 10 Conclusions.' Instructions for earning AACN-administered CE credit are included.


Author : Dr. Lawrence D. Komer
Joan Chandler Komer
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2018-01-26
Page : 230
Category :
ISBN 13 : 099525012X
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If you or someone you love has had a concussion or traumatic brain injury, this book is for you. "New Hope for Concussions TBI & PTSD" is a powerful resource for the injured, the caregivers, the sporting world, the medical community, and those serving our veterans and others with PTSD. It is a book of hope for all those who have been told, "We are sorry but there is nothing more we can do."


Author : Hannah Andrusky
Scott Baldyga
Publisher :
Release : 2014-04-21
Page : 108
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 9781478729006
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"This portrait of many months recovering has much to teach the physicians as well as lay readers. The condition she struggled with is neither rare nor trivial, but unfortunately, remains medically unaddressed." - Bruce Beutler Nobel Prize Winner & Laureate 2011. "As a close friend to Hannah and no stranger to brain injuries after playing in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills for sixteen years and being ranked 10th in NFL history, I watched Hannah regress slowly. I had just lost my friend, Junior Seau, to suicide resulting from a brain injury. I couldn't sit back and let her fall too. Today, the controversy over concussions and post concussion syndrome is growing rapidly. This timely book sheds a light for all those who have suffered from it." - Andre Reed NFL Hall of Fame 2014.


Author : William D. Boyd
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2014-08-15
Page : 160
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 1499060874
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Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Evidence Based Approach surveys the research on this disorder. Most people recover completely following concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, but some continue to have post-concussion syndrome symptoms for months or even years after the injury. This book explores the definition, genesis, assessment, diagnosis, recovery, and treatment of post-concussion syndrome.


Author : Tina M. Sullivan
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release : 2012
Page : 190
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 9781432778958
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"Tina Sullivan's book,"Nourish Your Noggin," came along at just the right moment. My daughter had suffered two back-to-back concussions. Tina's book provided me with excellent guidance as to what to feed my recovering child and very importantly, what NOT to feed her. "Nourish Your Noggin" also provided excellent brain injury resources, such as websites, brain injury specialists, etc. During such a scary time, Ms. Sullivan's book was a like a soothing balm on a painful wound. I highly recommend this book not only for those dealing with brain injuries, but also for anyone who wants the best nourishment for their child or for him or herself. I learned so much from this highly informative, helpful book!"Rosemary A. In 1990, when I sustained my traumatic brain injury, there was virtually no information about how foods could affect your brain or brain recovery. The hypoglycemia diet was the only one that mentioned how it can affect brain clarity and brain fog. As a board certified health Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, I knew then that what you ate did affect your brain. Tina Sullivans expertise in nutrition as an Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach has provided you, the reader, with a book written with love that provides knowledge of brain injury, how and why food affects the brain and some really wonderful menus." Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D, Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Health Psychologist, Board Certified Sport Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Author: Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Tina Sullivans Nourish Your Noggin could not be a more welcome book for our military medical providers and families. Just shy of 2 million U.S. military personnel have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since the start of military operations in 2001 with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion as one of the most common forms of combat-related injury. Nourish Your Noggin brings a real awareness to TBI, helps you walk through health care choices, and gives you healthy choices for a well-nourished brain. This book is a must read! Colonel (Retired) Mike Santacroce, USMC, OIF/OEF Veteran, Bronze Star Since I started The Healthy Brain Program?? in Canada, people have been asking me about what is the best kind of food for the brain. There is a subgroup of patients who have suffered head injury and are interested in optimizing their brain function and quality of life. To this population, you have delivered a terrific service. Thank you for your dedicated effort on this usually ignored topic. Stephen J. Kiraly, MD, FRCPC, ABPN, Clinical Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. Consultant Geriatric Psychiatry, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Canada.


Author : John W. Cassidy
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2009-06-23
Page : 336
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 0786748079
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If your loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know that its effects can be devastating and often difficult to understand. It may feel as if your world has shifted on its axis, and you'll never get your bearings. Navigating your way through the morass of doctors, medical terms, and the healthcare system can be daunting, especially when you want only what's best for the person you love. Dr. John Cassidy has devoted the past twenty-five years to helping families cope with traumatic brain injury; Mindstorms is his compassionate, comprehensive manual to demystifying this often frightening and life-changing condition. More than 6.3 million Americans live with a severe disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. In fact, because it's so commonplace, but little talked of, TBI is often referred to as the "silent epidemic." In these pages, Dr. Cassidy walks you through the different types of brain injury; explodes the common myths surrounding it; demonstrates the ways in which TBI may affect memory, behavior, and social interaction; explores the newest options in treatment and rehabilitation; and shows you how to hold on to your own sense of self as you journey through. Along with the practical information you'll need, Mindstorms offers a constellation of instructive, moving stories from families and patients who are slowly, but surely, finding their way back. Their experiences are sure to inspire you and yours.


Author : Daniel Laskowitz
Gerald Grant
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-12-01
Page : 412
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 1498766579
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant source of death and permanent disability, contributing to nearly one-third of all injury related deaths in the United States and exacting a profound personal and economic toll. Despite the increased resources that have recently been brought to bear to improve our understanding of TBI, the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches has been disappointingly slow. Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury attempts to integrate expertise from across specialties to address knowledge gaps in the field of TBI. Its chapters cover a wide scope of TBI research in five broad areas: Epidemiology Pathophysiology Diagnosis Current treatment strategies and sequelae Future therapies Specific topics discussed include the societal impact of TBI in both the civilian and military populations, neurobiology and molecular mechanisms of axonal and neuronal injury, biomarkers of traumatic brain injury and their relationship to pathology, neuroplasticity after TBI, neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapy, advanced neuroimaging of mild TBI, neurocognitive and psychiatric symptoms following mild TBI, sports-related TBI, epilepsy and PTSD following TBI, and more. The book integrates the perspectives of experts across disciplines to assist in the translation of new ideas to clinical practice and ultimately to improve the care of the brain injured patient.


Author : Trevor Powell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 256
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1351699237
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Evolved from working with head injured groups at Headway and those attempting to return to work, this is a rich, comprehensive and photocopiable workbook for professionals, carers and clients. It contains over 140 cognitive rehabilitation exercises - tailored for memory, thinking skills, executive functions, awareness and insight, and emotional adjustment. It provides more than 40 information sheets on key problem areas, with questions for the reader, designed to educate and stimulate thinking and discussion. It is suitable for both individuals and groups. It includes questionnaires for clients to complete with or without help and quizzes to evaluate and encourage information retention. Primarily for professionals where exercises or handout sheets can be photocopied and used therapeutically, The Brain Injury Workbook can also be used by carers or family members to provide stimulating activities for a head-injured person. In addition, the head-injured person themselves can work through the book on their own.


Author : Kabran Chapek
Publisher : Citadel Press
Release : 2020-01-28
Page : 272
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 0806540249
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Daniel Amen and The Amen Clinics have become widely known and respected across America and internationally via television, print, and the online world reaching millions of viewers and consumers each year. We now have the wonderful opportunity to publish a line of health care books under the Amen Clinics imprimatur. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Daniel Amen, will write a foreword for each book and promote the book through all of his channels (mailing list, newsletter, social media). The first book we will be publishing is Concussion Rescue, which will give readers the natural and effective protocols for healing from traumatic brain injury. In Concussion Rescue, Dr. Kabran Chapek shares the programs and protocols that he uses at the Amen Clinics to put patients on the pathway to healing from traumatic brain injury. From general assessment using sophisticated tools (SPECT imaging, MRIs and CAT scans) to very specific blood tests (out-of-balance lab values in blood can point to symptoms of brain injury and may explain why the brain is not healing), Dr. Chapek guides readers to getting the proper medical care. He shares the cutting edge and most effective treatments for acute traumatic brain injury, as well as chronic traumatic brain injury, and provides the most powerful natural treatments including diet and supplements. Concussion Rescue will be an invaluable and potentially lifesaving resource for athletes, parents of student athletes, coaches, and anyone who suffers a mild or severe brain injury.


Author : National Research Council
Institute of Medicine
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2014-02-04
Page : 356
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 0309288037
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In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns to educate athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes about concussion recognition and management, confusion and controversy persist in many areas. Currently, diagnosis is based primarily on the symptoms reported by the individual rather than on objective diagnostic markers, and there is little empirical evidence for the optimal degree and duration of physical rest needed to promote recovery or the best timing and approach for returning to full physical activity. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture reviews the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, as well as in military personnel and their dependents. This report recommends actions that can be taken by a range of audiences - including research funding agencies, legislatures, state and school superintendents and athletic directors, military organizations, and equipment manufacturers, as well as youth who participate in sports and their parents - to improve what is known about concussions and to reduce their occurrence. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth finds that while some studies provide useful information, much remains unknown about the extent of concussions in youth; how to diagnose, manage, and prevent concussions; and the short- and long-term consequences of concussions as well as repetitive head impacts that do not result in concussion symptoms. The culture of sports negatively influences athletes' self-reporting of concussion symptoms and their adherence to return-to-play guidance. Athletes, their teammates, and, in some cases, coaches and parents may not fully appreciate the health threats posed by concussions. Similarly, military recruits are immersed in a culture that includes devotion to duty and service before self, and the critical nature of concussions may often go unheeded. According to Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, if the youth sports community can adopt the belief that concussions are serious injuries and emphasize care for players with concussions until they are fully recovered, then the culture in which these athletes perform and compete will become much safer. Improving understanding of the extent, causes, effects, and prevention of sports-related concussions is vitally important for the health and well-being of youth athletes. The findings and recommendations in this report set a direction for research to reach this goal.


Author : Dan Engle
Publisher :
Release : 2017-10-17
Page : 388
Category : Brain
ISBN 13 : 9781946697349
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Concussion -- the biggest name in today's high-impact sports. As more and more high profile athletes come forward to share their stories of invisible suffering after head injuries, we as a culture are finally acknowledging this silent epidemic. The Concussion Repair Manual is written as a user's guide for those suffering after head traumas and those that support them. It is one-part "textbook," packed with the leading research on medical technologies for healing the injured brain, and one-part "workbook," offering a step-by-step method for making and tracking a personalized recovery regimen. Dr. Dan Engle's background and passion for concussion repair stem from a three-decade investigation into the many modalities for healing his own traumas. When the usual medical treatments didn't help, he explored what was possible, found what worked and put them into this manual - "the best of the best" in the medical arena for recovering from sports related head injury.


Author : Clark Elliott
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-06-02
Page : 336
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 0698150147
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The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn’t walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians—one an optometrist emphasizing neurodevelopmental techniques, the other a cognitive psychologist—working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world’s most complex computational device: the human brain.


Author : Kester J Nedd DO
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2020-05-27
Page : 638
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 1480886963
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Clinicians and patients can no longer wait for answers to fundamental questions regarding how to properly evaluate and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Doctors, those suffering, and their loved ones have questions that need to be answered, including: • When will someone emerge from a coma? • Can the fear of going out in public be overcome? • Will problems pertaining to memory and anger management go away? • Will the individual be able to work again? Dr. Kester J Nedd, a board-certified neurologist, draws on his years of experience treating patients suffering from head injuries to answer these questions and many more. Filled with real stories of patients, this first volume explores how this modern epidemic is often misdiagnosed or left untreated. Unsound definitions, rules of engagement, and limited scientific evidence has caused us to lose generations of people who suffered the fate of this condition. The author shares a new and transformative evaluation method, known as Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment- the BHET method. The book outlines the hierarchical organization of the brain “from head to tail” and highlights what happens to the brain after an injury and how it responds.


Author : Kedar N. Prasad
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-12-17
Page : 224
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1620554364
Description :


The most up-to-date resource on nutritional supplements for the prevention and improved management of concussive injury, TBI, and PTSD • Provides an easy-to-follow program of supplements to optimize the benefits of treatment programs and offer a method of prevention beyond the use of helmets • Shows how standard treatments do not address the oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and high glutamate levels that promote brain injury progression • Explains how single micronutrients do not provide the same preventive benefits as the synergistic combinations explored in the book The human brain is highly complex. When brain injury strikes, whether from a blow to the head or the shock of physical or emotional trauma, successful treatment requires a multilevel approach, taking into account the health of the brain prior to injury. Multilevel, complementary treatment approaches can also be applied to strengthen the uninjured brain and help prevent neurological injury for those at high risk of concussion, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. In this practical scientific guide, leading researcher in cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s prevention Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., reveals the latest revolutionary discoveries on the use of antioxidants and micronutrients to manage and prevent concussive injury, TBI, and PTSD. He explains that increased oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and glutamate release are common underlying factors in these conditions and should be addressed for improved management. He debunks the flawed conclusions of the neurological community that vitamins and antioxidants are ineffective for these conditions, revealing how their studies focused on specific micronutrients rather than synergistic combinations. The author details his easy-to-follow supplement program to treat and prevent these injuries, outlining the correct daily amounts and proper combinations of vitamins, antioxidants, micronutrients, and polyphenolic compounds such as curcumin and resveratrol. Offering the missing complement to standard medical care of brain injury as well as a form of prevention beyond the use of helmets, this guide provides a truly holistic approach to the prevention and management of concussive injury, TBI, and PTSD.


Author : Connie Goldsmith
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Release : 2014-02-01
Page : 88
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1467725501
Description :


Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike--and she isn't wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of the 1.7 million Americans officially diagnosed with TBI each year, 52,000 die from their injuries. And that doesn't count all the unreported TBIs, which experts estimate range from abouttwo to four million more incidents.TBIs range from concussions to penetrating head injuries to life-threatening brain swelling and coma. And they have countless causes: war, sports, car and motorcycle accidents, falls, and physical violence. The aftereffects can be devastating, including compromised memory and concentration, loss of hearing, physical disabilities, depression, brain disorders, and, in the worst-case scenario, death.Find out about the different types of TBIs, what causes them, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Along the way, you'll learn about National Hockey League player Derek Boogaard and U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, both of whom sustained TBIs, with dramatically different outcomes. You'll also meet teens and young adults living with TBIs and the doctors who treat them. And you'll learn about amazing medical technologies that help victims recover and promise hope for the future.