Concussion Care ManualA Practical Guide

Concussion Care ManualA Practical Guide

David L Brody

Print publication date: Aug 2014

ISBN: 9780199383863

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This manual, based on the experience of the director of the concussion clinic at Washington University in St Louis, provides specific step-by-step guidance for managing a variety of problems related to complex concussions, including making an accurate diagnosis, general treatment strategies, headaches, sleep disruption, attention deficit, mood instability, anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, personality change, balance problems, dizziness, fatigue etc. Furthermore, there are specific sections on returning to work, driving, school, and contact sports. Finally, the manual includes information on special topics, such as concussion in adolescents, children, contact sport athletes, military personnel, and patients involved in medico-legal matters. It also includes information on how to set up a specialty concussion clinic, and an extensive list of resources related to concussion.