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Description - Traumatic Brain Injury by Robert P. Granacher, Jr.

Since the original publication of Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment, new clinical findings concerning traumatic brain injury have improved our ability to evaluate and treat individuals with TBI. Unfortunately, the dramatic rise in the occurrence of brain injuries over the same time period demands improved proficiency in evaluation and treatment. In an effort to improve forensic and medical examinations of the victims of traumatic brain injury, this volume provides new research, practical guidelines, and the latest advances and applications in structural and functional imaging assessment techniques. New Case Studies, Images, and Clinical Findings With updated case studies and new images from functional MRI, PET scans, and MR Spectroscopy, this edition places more emphasis on mild traumatic brain injury, including expanded information on sports injuries in children and athletes. It brings up-to-date the neuroanatomical and neuroimaging bases of cognitive domains of the brain and includes new findings on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of brain injury, as well as acquired psychopathology following injury. It also investigates the physical effects and psychiatric ramifications of blast over-pressure as seen in combat veterans and civilians in Kosovo, Lebanon, and Iraq. Practical, Applicable Guidelines Providing practical guidelines for using state-of-the-art, brain-based assessment techniques, this volume establishes a neuropsychiatric schema for the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and provides tools for designing a treatment plan. Although geared toward forensic evaluation with chapters on the detection of brain-injury malingering, determination of impairment, methods of neurobehavioral analysis, and the presentation of evidence at trial, the methods in this book can be used to evaluate and treat any neuropsychiatric disorder with the addition of appropriate laboratory studies and pathology specific treatment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780849381386
ISBN-10: 084938138X
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 584
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert P. Granacher, Jr.

University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

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Traumatic Brain Injury by Robert P. Granacher, Jr.
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