Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
A Guide To Living With The Problems Associated With Brain TraumaBy Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D.
Published by Avery Publishing Group
Publication date: January, 1998
ISBN: 0895297914 (paperback)
SynopsisOver 325,000 Americans annually suffer mild head trauma from automobile accidents, assaults, falls, sports injuries, and other accidents. Diane Roberts Stoler is a health psychologist who sustained both an acquired (AVM) and two traumatic brain injuries due to an auto accident and brain surgery. From her own experience and extensive research, she has written a practical guide for professionals, families and individuals coping with acquired and traumatic brain injury. Neurological problems can complicate caregiving. The book covers many different aspects of brain trauma, including concussion, stroke and brain tumor.
George A. Zitnay, Ph.D., President of the Brain Injury Association endorses the book as follows:
Very few books about brain injury, if any, are as comprehensive and far-reaching as Dr. Diane Stoler's. Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury answers many questions haunting survivors and family members. I strongly recommend this text as required reading for anyone affiliated with the brain injury community.
Table of Contents
- A Word About the Traumatic Brain Injury Label
- Part One: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury- An Overview
- What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
- Diagnosing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Approaches to Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Part Two: Physical Aspects
- Vision Problems
- Hearing Problems
- Sensory and Metabolic Disturbances
- Motor Problems
- Part Three. Mental Aspects
- Attention and Concentration
- Reasoning, Planning, and Understanding
- Speech and Language
- Academic Performance
- Part Four. Emotional Aspects
- Postinjury Reactions
- Mood and Behaviors
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Part Five. Recovering
- Financial Issues
- Living With Someone With An MTBI
- Outcomes of MTBI
- Conclusion: On With Living Again
- References for Further Readings
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