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Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition

Edited by Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., and David B. Arciniegas, M.D.

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Despite the increased public awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the complexities of the neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, neurological, and other physical consequences of TBI of all severities across the lifespan remain incompletely understood by patients, their families, healthcare providers, and the media.

Keeping pace with advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and science of TBI, the Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition, comprehensively fills this gap in knowledge. Nearly all 50 chapters feature new authors, all of them experts in their field. Chapters new to this edition include biomechanical forces, biomarkers, neurodegenerative dementias, suicide, endocrine disorders, chronic disease management, and social cognition. An entirely new section is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of mild TBI, including injuries in athletes, military service members and veterans, and children and adolescents. These chapters join newly updated sections on the assessment and treatment of the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other physical sequelae of TBI.

The Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury is a must-read for all of those working in any of the multitude of disciplines that contribute to the care and rehabilitation of persons with brain injury. This new volume is also a potentially useful reference for policymakers in both the public and private sectors.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part I: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology
  • Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 2. Biomechanical Forces Involved in Brain Injury
  • Chapter 3. Pathophysiology
  • Part II: Assessment
  • Chapter 4. Neuropsychiatric Assessment
  • Chapter 5. Clinical Imaging
  • Chapter 6. Genetic Factors
  • Chapter 7. Electrophysiological Assessment
  • Chapter 8. Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Chapter 9. Biomarkers
  • Part III: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cognition
  • Chapter 10. Disorders of Consciousness
  • Chapter 11. Acute Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Chapter 12. Neurocognitive Disorders Due to Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 13. Awareness of Deficits
  • Chapter 14. Social Cognition
  • Chapter 15. Neurodegenerative Dementias
  • Emotion
  • Chapter 16. Epidemiology and Natural History of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Chapter 17. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Chapter 18. Emotional Dyscontrol
  • Chapter 19. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Behavior
  • Chapter 20. Disorders of Diminished Motivation
  • Chapter 21. Behavioral Dyscontrol
  • Chapter 22. Psychotic Disorders
  • Chapter 23. Suicide
  • Somatic
  • Chapter 24. Sleep Disturbance and Fatigue
  • Chapter 25. Posttraumatic Headache
  • Chapter 26. Dizziness, Imbalance, and Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Chapter 27. Vision Problems
  • Chapter 28. Chronic Pain
  • Chapter 29. Sexual Functioning
  • Chapter 30. Pituitary Dysfunction
  • Chapter 31. Posttraumatic Epilepsy
  • Part IV: Special Populations and Issues
  • Mild Brain Injury
  • Chapter 32. Overview of Mild Brain Injury
  • Chapter 33. Pathophysiology of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 34. Assessment of Sports-Related Concussion
  • Chapter 35. Military Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 36. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 37. Multidisciplinary Assessments and Treatment
  • Chapter 38. Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Populations
  • Chapter 39. Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 40. Chronic Disease Management for Lifelong Brain Injury
  • Chapter 41. Substance Use Disorders
  • Part V: Treatment
  • Chapter 42. Family Intervention
  • Chapter 43. Systems of Care
  • Chapter 44. Activity, Participation, and Community Integration
  • Chapter 45. Psychological Adjustment to the Effects of a Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 46. Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 47. Environmental and Behavioral Management
  • Chapter 48. Principles of Pharmacotherapy
  • Chapter 49. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Chapter 50. Clinical Legal Issues


    Professor Nick Alderman
    Yvette Alway, D.Psych.
    C. Alan Anderson, M.D.
    Amma A. Agyemang, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Mark T. Barisa, Ph.D.
    Surendra Barshikar, M.D.
    Laura J. Balcer, M.D.
    Kathleen R. Bell, M.D.
    Sheldon Benjamin, M.D.
    Michael Bergin, Ph.D.
    Erin D. Bigler, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Bogner, Ph.D.
    Steven P. Broglio, Ph.D., ATC
    Brian M. Bruel, M.D., M.B.A.
    Libby Callaway
    Wendy Carender, PT
    John D. Corrigan, Ph.D.
    C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D.
    Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ph.D.
    Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, M.D., Ph.D.
    Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.
    Stefan M. Duma, Ph.D.
    Rebecca D. Eberle, M.A.
    Michael J. Ellis, M.D.
    Jesse R. Fann, M.D., M.P.H.
    Laura A. Flashman, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Fleming, Ph.D.
    Kim Frey, Ph.D.
    Caron Gan, R.N.
    Joseph T. Giacino, Ph.D.
    Christopher Giza, M.D.
    Kate Rachel Gould, D.Psych.
    Lindsey Gurin, M.D.
    Robert P. Granacher Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
    Mohammad N. Haider, M.D.
    Flora M. Hammond, M.D.
    Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D.
    Cynthia Harrison-Felix, Ph.D.
    John Hart Jr, M.D.
    Tessa Hart, Ph.D.
    Sidney R. Hinds II, M.D. (COL, MC, USA)
    Brian J. Ivins, M.P.S.
    Shawna N. Jacob, Ph.D.
    Bruce Jones, Ph.D.
    Neera Kapoor, O.D.
    Quratulain Khan, Ph.D.
    Michael W. Kirkwood, Ph.D.
    Monisha Kumar, M.D.
    Michael A. Kraut, M.D., Ph.D.
    Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
    Margo Lauterbach, M.D.
    John J. Leddy, M.D.
    Carolyn Lemsky, Ph.D.
    Deborah Little, Ph.D.
    Christian LoBue, Ph.D.
    Daniel J. Luciano, M.D.
    James F. Malec, Ph.D.
    Rebekah Mannix, M.D., M.P.H.
    Donald W. Marion, M.D., M.Sc.
    Michael F. Martelli, Ph.D.
    Jeffrey E. Max, M.D.
    Michael McCrea, Ph.D.
    James McDeavitt, M.D.
    Sean Meehan, Ph.D.
    Siddhartha Nadkarni, M.D.
    Risa Nakase-Richardson, Ph.D.
    Dawn M. Neumann, Ph.D.
    Jaime Pahissa, M.D.
    George P. Prigatano, Ph.D.
    Mayumi Prins, Ph.D.,
    Jennie Ponsford, Ph.D.
    Amanda Rabinowitz, Ph.D.
    Ann Rasmusson, M.D.
    John-Ross Rizzo, M.D.
    Professor Rodger Ll. Wood
    Donald C. Rojas, Ph.D.
    Jarett Roseberry, Ph.D.
    Bethany Rowson, DVM, Ph.D.
    Steven Rowson, Ph.D.
    Angelle M. Sander, Ph.D.
    Danielle Sandsmark, M.D., Ph.D.
    Mark Sherer, Ph.D.
    Sue Sloan
    Marilyn Price Spivack
    Sergio E. Starkstein, M.D., Ph.D.
    Lance E. Trexler, Ph.D.
    Jennifer J. Vasterling, Ph.D.
    Susan L. Vaughn, M.Ed.
    Tamara L. Wexler, M.D., Ph.D.
    John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D.
    Elisabeth A. Wilde, Ph.D.
    Barry S. Willer, Ph.D.
    Professor Andrew Worthington
    Hal S. Wortzel, M.D.
    Kylee Yeatman
    Nathan D. Zasler, M.D.
    Barbra Zupan, Ph.D.

About the Authors

Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York.

Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., is Albert Eugene Sterne Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David B. Arciniegas, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Mental Health in Montrose, Colorado; Director of Education for the Marcus Institute for Brain Health in Aurora, Colorado; Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado; Senior Scientist of the Brain Injury Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas; and Chairman and CEO of the International Brain Injury Association in Richmond, Virginia.

It has been said that good ethics begins with good facts and this is especially true when it comes to the care of patients with traumatic brain injury. In their Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Drs. Silver, McAllister and Arciniegas have produced a magisterial volume that will serve practitioners well as they address the needs of this still marginalized population. This fine text is brilliantly organized and eminently readable. With superb contributions from leading scholars in the field, it comprehensively addresses the broad range of clinical and biopsychosocial topics relevant to patients and families touched by severe brain injury. This volume is indispensable for any practitioner to whom the care of TBI patients is entrusted.—Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P. is the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics, Professor of Medicine, and co-director of the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI) at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also serves as the Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics, and the Law at Yale Law School.

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