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Author Kontos, Anthony P., author

Title Concussion : a clinical profile approach to assessment and treatment / Anthony P. Kontos and Michael W. Collins
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 240 pages)
Contents Overview of the model -- Concussion 101 -- Psychological issues related to concussion -- Comprehensive assessment of concussion -- Targeted treatment strategies for concussion -- Case studies -- At-risk populations -- Conclusion and moving forward
Summary "We hope that this book acts as a catalyst to advance the discussion about concussion such that more comprehensive, active, and targeted approaches to assessing and treating concussion become the standard of care moving forward. In short, we believe concussion is a treatable injury and that when it is managed properly and in a timely fashion, a positive outcome can result. We have organized this book in a progressive manner with a focus on understanding this injury. The first few chapters help conceptualize concussion. We begin with an overview of our model, emphasizing the six clinical profiles (Chapter 1). We then provide a broader review of how concussion functions, including underlying mechanics and pathophysiology, as well as common signs and symptoms. We refer to this review as "Concussion 101," and it reinforces the approach we propose in this book (Chapter 2). We then review the psychological issues related to concussion (Chapter 3). Next, we apply this understanding to clinical practice. We provide a comprehensive approach to assessment (Chapter 4) and targeted, active treatment and rehabilitation strategies (Chapter 5). We also present and discuss case examples that represent the various clinical profiles to better illustrate the model in action (Chapter 6). Finally, we examine more closely specific at-risk groups and issues related to concussion (Chapter 7) and consider where the field is heading (Chapter 8)."--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Brain -- Concussion -- Diagnosis.
Brain Concussion -- diagnosis
Brain Concussion -- therapy
Brain Concussion -- psychology
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Physiological Psychology.
Brain -- Concussion -- Diagnosis
Form Electronic book
Author Collins, Michael W. (Of University of Pittsburgh. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery), author.
American Psychological Association, issuing body.
ISBN 9781433828379