Over 325,000 Americans annually suffer mild head trauma from automobile accidents, assaults, falls, sports injuries, etc. With a diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), the individual will be told to rest for a few days or weeks, and, with luck, that may be the end of it. Unfortunately, many of those affected suffer ongoing, debilitating symptoms?migraines, depression, seizures, etc.?for months or even years. Symptoms are unpredictable and are difficult to diagnose because there is no single test to detect MTBI and postconcussive syndrome (PCS). Stoler, a practicing psychologist who has herself experienced mild head injury, and Hill, a psychologist and writer, have compiled a comprehensive manual explaining what is involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of brain-injured people. Presenting short case studies, they discuss the difficult diagnostic context of head trauma and offer practical suggestions for coping with physical and emotional repercussions. Especially valuable for patient education libraries.?James Swanton, Harlem Hosp., New York
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Anyone who knows someone with TBI or has TBI themselves needs to buy this book. It was extremely helpful and resourceful.Published 3 months ago by MKJ808
I've wanted this book for awhile and glad I got it. I was in a mv accident in 2000 and lost consciousness. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Suzanne G. Brown
this book is excellent....I was given a copy by DR. Stoler in 1999. It helped me to understand what had happened to me and how to accept my brain injury... Read morePublished 7 months ago by brian
I highly recommend this book.
Atop having a neurological defect and other medical concerns, I run several virtual support groups; I believe this text serves a unique purpose... Read more
Enjoyed this book as it gave me a lot of insight into what to expect in dealing with my daughter who has been dealing with a MTBI following a concussion over a year ago. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mckenz
Excellent to help understand TBI. Coping strategies that work. One of the books I read after recovering from TBI. Recommend reading for family and patient.Published 21 months ago by C. Wilson
i love the way it explains all the things I am experiencing, in understandable terminology. Also each section is not over talked about to where you loose interest. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrea Marchese