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Mild Head Injury - Harvey S. Levin

Mild Head Injury

By: Harvey S. Levin (Editor), Howard M. Eisenberg (Editor), Arthur L. Benton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th March 1989
ISBN: 9780195053012
Number Of Pages: 304

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Despite extensive documentation of postconcussion symptoms, the sequelae of mild head injury have not been fully appreciated until recent years. This book provides the first comprehensive discussion of current advances in the understanding, treatment, and management of mild head injury. In a lucid fashion, the contributors discuss neurosurgical strategies and neurobehavioral outcome in adults and children, neuroimaging and neurophysiological methods of investigation, experimental models, sports injuries, and psychosocial and epidemiological aspects. Innovative programs to mitigate disability after mild head injury are presented by the physicians and psychologists who developed them, and the relationship between psychosocial consequences and postconcussional complaints and neuropsychological sequelae is discussed. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this book will be invaluable to clinicians and investigators in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation medicine.

In 1996, The Clinical Neuropsychologist journal published the results of its survey of the members of the American Board of Professional Psychology Diplomates. They were asked to propose a list of "Essential Books and Journals in North American Clinical Neuropsychology". Out of 162 titles, only 11 met the inclusion criteria of being endorsed by at least 15% of the respondents. Levin, Eisenberg, and Benton's Mild Head Injury was one of them! "This volume is, perhaps, the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in the literature. The contributors are exceptional, the chapters well written and edited, and the selection of topics timely and well integrated."--Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "This short, readable book presents data that reflect the progress made in recent years in the understanding and management of mild head injury. . . . This comprehensive book will be of particular value to neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists, and specialists in rehabilitation medicine. It will also provide a quick, up-to-date synopsis of the field to anyone interested in the subject." --New England Journal of Medicine "This book addresses many of the important issues involved in the care, physiology, and consequences of mild brain injuries . . . . The book is well focused on an important clinical problem. It highlights the importance of multiple disciplines being involved in the management of patients with mild head injuries, that these disorders may be anything but trivial, and that future research may improve our understanding of these patients. It is a high-quality publication at a very reasonable price. The editors should be congratulated for making this work available to neurosurgeons both in practice and in training." --Journal of Neurosurgery "A most readable text that provides fascinating insights into many of the persisting puzzles of so-called minor or mild head injury . . . . brings together material from a wide range of sources in a compact form that is enjoyable to read and consult." --Brain "In my opinion this is a worthwile purchase." --The British Journal of Psychiatry "Levin has not only gathered an impressive group of respected authors but has provided a broad-spectrum approach primarily based on solid group research. Mild head injury has long been viewed as an enigmatic phenomenon, and this volume both bolsters some theories and dispels some myths. . . .Mild Head Injury provides a valuable reference to psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and others who work with this population. . . .Illustrates the rich and fertile ground that mild head injury provides for increasing our understanding of brain-behavior relations." --Contemporary Psychology "This book has been long overdue and anxiously awaited by scientists and clinicians dedicated to the study and treatment of mild head injury (MHI). For years, serious gaps have existed in our knowledge of MHI, leading to controversy and uncertainty in the diagnosis and treatment of MHI-associated functional disability. Minor Head Injury helps to clarify many of these issues and promotes a greater understanding of MHI and the post-concussion syndrome. Section II on experimental models and neuropathology is especially interesting. Section III on clinical management, neurphsiology, and neuroimaging is excellent reading for both clinicians and researchers. The benefit of this book is that it should bring some universality to the manner in which MHI is viewed and uniformity to the manner in which it is treated." --Journal of Neuropsychiatry

PART I: History and Epidemiology 1: A.L. Benton: Historical Notes on the Postconcussion Syndrome 2: J.F. Kraus and P. Nourjah: The Epidemiology of Mild Head Injury 3: B. Jennett: Some International Comparisons PART II: Experimental Models and Neuropathology 4: J.T. Povlishock and T.H. Coburn: Morphopathological Change Associated with Mild Head Injury 5: R.L. Hayes, et al.: Neurochemical Mechanisms of Mild and Moderate Head Injury: Implications for Treatment PART III: Clinical Management, Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging 6: R.G. Dacey: Complications After Apparently Mild Head Injury and Strategies of Neurosurgical Management 7: J.W. Snoek: Mild Head Injury in Children 8: H.M. Eisenberg and H.S. Levin: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Mild Head Injury 9: R. Schoenhuber and M. Gentilini: Neurophysiologic Assessment of Mild Head Injury PART IV: Neuropsychological Sequelae 10: D. Gronwall: Cumulative and Persisting Effects of Concussion on Attention and Cognition 11: M. Gentilini, et al.: Assessment of Attention in Mild Head Injury 12: R.M. Ruff, et al.: Recovery of Memory After Mild Head Injury: A Three Center Study 13: H.S. Levin, et al.: Neurobehavioral Outcome of Mild Head Injury in Children 14: W.H. Rutherford: Postconcussion Symptoms: Relationship to Acute Neurologic Indices, Individual Differences and Circumstances of Injury 15: S.S. Dikmen, N. Temkin, and G. Armsden: Relationship of Psychosocial Functioning and Postconcussional Complaints to Neuropsychological Recovery 15: S.S. Dikmen, et al.: Relationship of Psychosocial Functioning and Postconcussional Complaints to Neuropsychological Recovery 16: P. Wrightson: Management of Disability and Rehabilitation Services After Mild Head Injury 17: J.T. Barth, W. Alves, T.V. Ryan, S.N. Macciocchi, R. Rimel, J.A. Jane, and W. Nelson: Mild Head Injury in Sports: Neuropsychological Sequelae and Recovery of Function 17: J.T. Barth, et al.: Mild Head Injury in Sports: Neuropsychological Sequelae and Recovery of Function

ISBN: 9780195053012
ISBN-10: 019505301X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th March 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.19  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.8