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Head Cases

Author : Michael Paul Mason
ISBN : 1429953748
Genre : Science
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Head Cases takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories, at once true and strange, from the world of brain damage. Michael Paul Mason is one of an elite group of experts who coordinate care in the complicated aftermath of tragic injuries that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of brain injuries as they struggle to map and make sense of the new worlds they inhabit. Underlying each of these survivors' stories is an exploration of the brain and its mysteries. When injured, the brain must figure out how to heal itself, reorganizing its physiology in order to do the job. Mason gives us a series of vivid glimpses into brain science, the last frontier of medicine, and we come away in awe of the miracles of the brain's workings and astonished at the fragility of the brain and the sense of self, life, and order that resides there. Head Cases "[achieves] through sympathy and curiosity insight like that which pulses through genuine literature" (The New York Sun); it is at once illuminating and deeply affecting.

Brain Trauma

Author : Hal Marcovitz
ISBN : 9781420501124
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Author Hal Marcovitz explores brain trauma in detail, covering its causes and effects, treatments, prevention, and medical advances. Charts and graphs share important information visually while fascinating photographs support the text. Readers will also hear from sufferers through their personal stories.

Inside Coma

Author : Pierre Morin
ISBN : 9780313383892
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Offering a new view and a fascinating understanding of coma states, this hope-filled work explains technology-driven insights and describes practices with which family members and caregivers can help promote recovery. * Heartwarming stories that engender genuine hope for professionals and families dealing with this most difficult area of treatment * More than 20 relevant exercises that help the reader to understand the coma state and how to be most useful to the person in this state * An appendix that expands on scientific and philosophical concepts introduced in the book and includes reference links * A glossary of basic terms of process-oriented coma work and related medical terms * A bibliography

Textbook Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Author : Jonathan M. Silver
ISBN : 9781585629565
Genre : Medical
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As soldiers and combat veterans have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the "signature injury" of those wars. TBI is also in the news on a daily basis due to sports injuries. This new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury has been thoroughly revised and updated from the 2005 first edition to reflect the exponential expansion of research and clinical data amassed in the intervening years. Each chapter was written and reviewed by the foremost authorities in neuropsychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, and the other specialties who assess, diagnose, and treat these patients. The revisions and additions to this comprehensive volume were made to ensure that the scope and coverage is both up-to-date and down-to-earth. Key features include: New chapters on epidemiology, neuropathology, and genetics of TBI A new chapter on TBI in the military emphasizing the unique feature of blast injury A new chapter on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which emphasizes the common co-occurrence of TBI and PTSD in both combat and other settings Enhanced coverage of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for the psychiatric symptoms associated with TBI Information on the social ramifications of TBI so that clinicians will better understand and help their patients cope with the complex legal, financial, and insurance-based struggles their patients who have sustained TBI encounter Chapters are complete, readable, and relevant in themselves, allowing readers to consult chapters of immediate concern to them Each chapter concludes with essential points and key references to focus attention and consolidate learning A Foreword written by Bob Woodruff (the ABC World News correspondent who sustained a TBI while covering the war in Iraq) and his wife, Lee Woodruff, who underscore that although this volume is intended to be read primarily by professionals, patients and families may also find the information in the textbook to be of keen interest and practical application The book has been closely edited to achieve a level of writing that is consistent and engaging and that addresses the needs of all medical professionals -- including the full range of mental health professionals -- who care for people who suffer from TBI. Evidence-based, academically rigorous, and conceptually sound, this new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury represents a huge step forward for the diagnosis and treatment of TBI.

Left Neglected

Author : Lisa Genova
ISBN : 9780857202680
Genre : Fiction
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One typical morning, Sarah Nickerson, a woman in her mid-thirties, is late for work, racing in her car after dropping her kids off at school and daycare. She tries to phone in to a meeting she should already be at when she takes her eye off the road for a second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. Sarah suffers a traumatic head injury. Her memory and intellect are intact, but she has lost all interest in, and the ability to perceive, information coming from the left side of space. The left side of her world has gone. Sarah only eats the food from the right side of her plate. She can't see her watch, or her engagement diamond or her wedding ring. She tries to use a wheel chair but can only spin in circles as her left arm dangles by her side.


Author : L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN : 1403153868
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Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132172011
Genre : Talking books
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ISBN : OSU:32435079742060
Genre : Talking books
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ISBN : PURD:32754081270310
Genre : Reference
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Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Public libraries
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