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Traumatic Brain Injury
Methods for Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment
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A comprehensive introduction to evaluating and treating patients with traumatic brain injuries, this second edition of a bestseller features new information regarding the epidemiology and pathophysiology of brain injury as well as structural and functional imaging in the assessment of traumatic brain injury, including functional MRI, PET scanning, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. With expanded discussions of brain-injury malingering and family dynamics, this revised and updated text gives an overview of state-of-the-art techniques and discusses new pharmacological treatments, acquired psychopathy, and test instruments for assessing behavior.


THE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury Classification of Head Injury General Classification of Head Injury Blunt Head Trauma, Penetrating Head Trauma, Blast or Explosion, Overpressure Trauma, Sports Injuries, Head Injury in Infancy and Childhood Neuropathology of Traumatic Brain Injury Potential Neurodegeneration Damage to the Neurofilamentous Cytoskeleton Alterations of Calcium Homeostasis, Apoptosis and Cellular Death, Acute Biochemical Markers The Pathology of Head Injury Skull Fracture, Focal Head Injury, Diffuse (Multifocal) Brain Damage Secondary Injury after Head Trauma Vascular Failure, Intracranial Hypertension, Brain Shift and Herniation NEUROPSYCHIATRIC AND PSYCHIATRIC SYNDROMES FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Neuropsychiatric Syndromes Adult Cognitive Disorders, Adult Executive Disorders, Child Cognitive Disorders, Child Executive Disorders, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Frontal Lobe Syndromes, Posttraumatic Seizure Disorders, Posttraumatic Headaches, Normal-Pressure, Hydrocephalus, Posttraumatic Fatigue and Excessive Daytime Somnolence, Balance Disorders, Sexual Disorders Psychiatric Syndromes Depression, Mania, Anxiety Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis, Personality Changes, Aggression, References GATHERING THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HISTORY FOLLOWING BRAIN TRAUMA Taking the Adult Brain Injury History Post-trauma Symptoms and Treatment Taking the Child Brain Injury History Post-trauma Symptoms and Treatment, Review of the Medical Records Emergency Room Records, The Hospital Record, Cognitive Rehabilitation Records, Occupational and Physical Therapy Records, Speech and Language Pathology Records Taking the Collateral History THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MENTAL STATUS AND NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY The Adult Mental Examination The Adult Neurological Examination Involuntary Movements, Sensory Examination, Reflexes, Coordination and Gait Motor Vehicle Driving after Traumatic Brain Injury The Child Mental Examination Child Neurological Examination THE USE OF STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL IMAGING IN THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Structural Imaging of Brain Trauma Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Functional Imaging of Brain Trauma, Positron Emission Tomography, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Electroencephalography, Special Problems in Pediatrics General Pediatric Perspectives Nonaccidental Trauma (Child Abuse) Standardized Neurocognitive Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury Basic Statistics of Psychological Testing Adult Neurocognitive Assessment Child Neurocognitive Assessment Measuring Cognitive Injury in the Very Young Child BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY The Adult Affect and Mood Changes following TBI, Measuring Mood Changes, Aggression, Measuring Aggression, Effects of Brain Injury upon Sexual Behavior, Psychosocial Functioning Traumatic Brain Injury and Impact upon Emotional Intelligence, Measuring Aspects of Emotional Intelligence following Brain Injury The Child Affect and Mood Changes after TBI, Measuring Mood Changes in Children, Aggression, Psychosocial Functioning in Brain-Injured Children Dynamics of Traumatic Brain Injury within the Family or with Significant Others The Adult, the Child, Measurement of Patient Neurobehavioral Function within the Family System NEUROBEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Analysis of the Data The Injury Records, the Neuropsychiatric Examination Database Establishing Neuropsychiatric Deficits Neuropsychiatric Treatment Planning Pharmacologic Management of Cognitive Disorders following, Psychotherapy following Traumatic Brain Injury, Family Interventions and Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinical Neurobehavioral Analysis of Case Data Case Study: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of Motor Vehicle Accident Case Study: Moderate Brain Injury due to Slip-and-Fall Case Study: Severe Brain Injury as a Result of a Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Case Study: Child Traumatic Brain Injury FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS: DISTINCTIONS FROM EXAMINATIONS FOR TREATMENT AND THE DETECTION OF DECEPTION Critical Differences between Treatment Examinations and Forensic Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury Are You Examining a Patient or an Examinee? Ethics and Boundary Issues of the Forensic Neuropsychiatric Examination Legal Rules Governing the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence at Court, Frye V. United States: General Acceptance Standards, Daubert V. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc, General Electric Company V. Joiner, Kumho Tire Company V. Carmichael Detection of Deception during Neuropsychiatric Examination of Traumatic Brain Injury, Malingering, Detection of Cognitive Malingering, Detection of Psychological Malingering, Detection of Somatic (Physical) Malingering CAUSATION, DAMAGES, OUTCOME, AND IMPAIRMENT DETERMINATION FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Causation Damages Outcomes following Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes for Adults following Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Outcomes in Children following Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluating Legal Competence following Traumatic Brain Injury, Adult Competence, Child Competence Determining Impairment following Traumatic Brain Injury Disability Determination following Traumatic Brain Injury Forensic Medical History FORENSIC NEUROBEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY DATA Introduction Analysis of the Forensic Data Following Traumatic Brain Injury Case Study: Severe Central Facial Fractures Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury Case Study: Multiple Brain Traumas as a Result of Assault and Battery Case Study: Faking a Brain Injury in Order to Obtain Workers' Compensation Benefits


ISBN-13: 9780849381393
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press Inc)
Publication date: December, 2007
Pages: 584
Dimensions: 178.00 x 254.00 x 33.00