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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
Published San Diego, California ; Oxfordshire [England] : Plural Publishing, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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Subject Brain damage.
Brain Injuries -- diagnosis.
Brain Injuries -- rehabilitation.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Murph, Jody R., contributor
Phillips, George, 1971- contributor
Roberts, Mary Ann, author
Sheehan, William, contributor
ISBN 1597567418 (e-book)
9781597567411 (e-book)