Concussion is one of the most common neurological conditions, with many people having experienced at least one concussion within a lifetime. Concussion has been the focus of great media attention which has brought awareness to this important health issue. While most have heard about athletes and concussions, these injuries can occur at any age and can have many causes such as car accidents and falls.
In Navigating the Challenges of Concussion, expert clinicians and researchers in the fields of neurology and neuropsychology teamed together to provide up-to-date and evidence-based information for patients and families affected by concussion or those at increased risk of sustaining concussions. Topics covered include how concussion is different from other forms of brain injury, what to expect after a concussion, and what to do if symptoms are persisting. The authors explore extensively the common misconceptions around the treatment of concussion, and instead offer evidence-based guidance to follow instead. Special considerations for children and students, athletes, employees, military personnel, and older adults are discussed. Patient stories are included throughout which highlight some of the experiences that patients with concussion may face and may relate to their own concussion journey.
Table of contents :
Navigating the Challenges of Concussion
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Section 1: Concussion and Typical Recovery
1 What Is a Concussion?
2 Assessing and Managing Your Concussion: The Initial Evaluation
3 Early Physical Symptoms of Concussion
4 Early Emotional Symptoms of Concussion
5 Early Cognitive Symptoms of Concussion
6 Setting the Stage for Recovery
Section 2: What to Do If Your Symptoms Are Persisting After Concussion
7 Assessment and Management of Persisting Physical Symptoms After Concussion
8 Assessment and Management of Persisting Emotional and Cognitive Symptoms After Concussion
9 Later Complications: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Neurodegenerative Conditions
Section 3: Special Considerations
10 Concussions in School-Age Children and Adolescents
11 Can Having Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or a Learning Disorder Complicate Recovery from Concussion?
12 Athletes and Sport-Related Concussions
13 Occupational and Work Issues Related to Concussion
14 Military Concussions
15 Concussions in Older Adults
Section 4: Conclusion and What’s Next
16 Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
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