Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy is a groundbreaking text that offers neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, and physiatrists the first comprehensive reconceptualization of concussive brain injury in 100 years. During the twentieth century, progress in understanding concussion was hamstrung by resistance to the observation that many survivors suffer long-term sequelae, and by the lack of advanced neuroimaging technologies. As a result, the potentially immense impact of concussions on global health was largely overlooked. The last decade has witnessed a dramatic renaissance in concussion science. We are just beginning to fathom the implications for society. Informed by twenty-first-century advances, this new text updates the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, late effects, and promising therapies for concussion. Multiple experts have collaborated to summarize the latest scientific evidence in an engaging way and provide the reader with the first paradigm-shifting textbook of this new era.
"This is a fundamental reference for anyone who wants to master the emerging science and complexity of concussion and traumatic encephalopathy. The book is phenomenally written by experts in the field and is a game-changer in moving the science forward."
-- Teshamae Monteith, MD, FAHS (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Doody's Review
The intended audience includes students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in the diverse fields of neuroscience, neurobiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative medicine, and traumatic brain injury. Basic, translational, and clinical research scientists, as well as clinicians, would greatly benefit from this book.