Firsthand knowledge on how to identify, treat, and recover from mild head injury (MHI)
-- Symptoms of MHI can mimic those of stroke, depression, migraines, and chronic fatigue
Mild head injury is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed health problems in the United States today. Because many injuries do not show up in conventional tests, the best defense is knowledge. This book teaches how MHI occurs, how to test for it, what questions to ask a healthcare provider, and how to treat it. The authors also offer sound advice and coping skills for how to live with MHI.
Having gone through the experience of MTBI herself, psychologist Diane Roberts Stoler set out to provide help and information for other MTBI survivors, their families, and their friends. In Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, she and writer Barbara Albers Hill cover every aspect of this sometimes mystifying condition. Using clear, easy-to-understand language, they look at how the brain works and how it can be injured, at the procedures used to diagnose brain injury, and at the different treatments available. They then examine the most common physical, mental, and psychological symptoms of brain injury, explaining why each occurs and what can be done about it, as well as offering practical suggestions for coping with the problem. Also covered are financial, insurance, and family issues; the rehabilitation process; and eventual outcomes. An extensive resource section provides additional guidance and sources of support.
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