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Acquired Brain Injury

SKU# 9780826131362

Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals

Author: Dong Y. Han PsyD

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This is a clinically accessible reference guide to acquired brain injuries (ABIs) that provides medical and nonmedical health care professionals who work with patients in brain trauma and rehabilitation settings with easily understandable information about this population. It provides physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, other allied health professionals, and particularly trainees with short clinical synopses of a full range of ABIs, from causes through diagnoses and treatment.

Written by expert authors, the resource summarizes knowledge on the most prevalent ABIs in a clear, consistent format including overview, etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation (including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and sensorimotor), diagnostic considerations, evidence-based treatments, prognosis, and an illustrative case study. Psychosocial considerations for ABI patients, an important component of care, are also addressed.


  • Delivers information in a concise, quick reference format
  • Written in accessible language
  • Informs a wide range of health care professionals and trainees
  • Covers a full gamut of ABIs
  • Authored by recognized experts in the field

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 21, 2016
  • Page Count 366
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131362
  • EISBN 9780826131379

About The Author(s) 

Dong (Dan) Y. Han, PsyD, is the chief of University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service's Clinical Section, and associate professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also the director of neurobehavioral studies at the Sports Medicine Research Institute of University of Kentucky. He is the past president of the Lexington Board of Brain Injury Alliance, current chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the Association of the U.S. Army, and the president of the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is the recipient of the Honor the Fallen Soldier Patriot Medallion by the Association of the U.S. Army, Flexner Master Educator Award, Jack Runyon Service Award, and the Founder's Award by the International Society of Neurogastronomy. Dr. Han is a funding recipient by federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials involving studies of brain and behavior relationships and curriculum development. He has presented continuing-education seminars to physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses on all aspects of acquired brain injury. His work in translational neuroscience has been featured in Newsweek, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, and New Scientist.

Table of Contents 





1. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview

James B. Hoelzle and Kathryn A. Ritchie

2. Moderate to Severe Brain Injury

P. Tyler Roskos and Lauren R. Schwarz

3. Cerebrovascular Injuries

Luke Bradbury, Matthew Jensen, and Justin Sattin

4. Brain Tumors

Sharoon Qaiser and Donita Lightner

5. Neuroinfection

Julia Novitski, Kathleen Elverman, Donna Kwan, Evan Schulze, and Christopher Grote

6. Neurotoxic and Metabolic Injuries

Bruce J. Diamond, Joseph E. Mosley, Katherine Makarec, and Krista Dettle

7. Hypoxia/Anoxia

Jill Z. Stuart, Thomas J. Farrer, and Alex L. Heintzelman

8. Electrical and Lightning Brain Injuries

Shravan Parikh, Joseph Fink, Maia Feigon, and Neil Pliskin

9. Acquired Brain Injury Secondary to Substance Use Disorder

Benjamin A. Pyykkonen

10. Post–Acquired Brain Injury Headaches

Mauricio F. Villamar and Jonathan H. Smith

11. Post–Acquired Brain Injury Epilepsy

Erin Plumley, Robert J. Kotloski, and Bruce Hermann

12. Post–Acquired Brain Injury Movement Disorders

Hannah L. Combs, Kathryn J. Dunham, Brittany D. Walls, and Amelia J. Anderson-Mooney

13. Acquired Brain Injury in Children

Ana C. Albuja and Robert Baumann

14. Acquired Brain Injury in the Elderly

Thomas J. Farrer and Jill Z. Stuart

15. Psychosocial Characteristics of Acquired Brain Injury

Leslie Guidotti Breting, Courtney Nelson, and Thomas Cothran

16. Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Clinical Essentials

Silke Bernert and Dong (Dan) Y. Han

17. Feigning Issues in Brain Injury

David T. R. Berry, Brittany D. Walls, Chelsea M. Bouquet, and Elizabeth R. Wallace