Conquering Concussion by Mary Lee Esty

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An eye-opener for anyone concerned about concussion—which the authors persuasively argue should include everyone.


"This lively, well-researched, and hopeful book is an excellent primer for anyone dealing with TBI and its aftermath, from victims to caretakers. It is clearly written and illustrated for the average reader, but contains information that may be new to many healthcare professionals puzzled by odd and unresponsive symptoms and the realization that time alone does not heal the brain. Conquering Concussion by Mary Lee Esty, Ph.D., and C. M. Shifflett presents history, new research, treatments, and 20 years of clinical case histories. These are real stories about real people struggling with post-concussion symptoms: terrible fatigue, headache and body pain, emotional swings, mental fog, insomnia, weight gain and balance problems. It shows how TBI symptoms overlap with other diagnoses such as ADHD and depression, and reveals the link with PTSD. It features neurotherapy, but presents additional therapies that can aid recovery. Topics include:  Head injuries in history, from Henry VIII to Elvis Presley. What happens in concussion, the many symptoms that may appear, and problems with standard testing and treatments. The origins, supporting research, and results of neurofeedback. Detailed case histories of children, adults, and soldiers with memory problems, severe head pain, insomnia, ADHD and PTSD. Medical issues which may need attention before symptoms of concussion can heal.  The rest of the story: What happened to people in this book who never expected to work or function normally ever again. How they regained their skills, jobs, families and lives."

About Mary Lee Esty

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Mary Lee Esty, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a doctorate in health psychology. She is a Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and EEG. Her peer-reviewed research in TBI began with an NIH-funded study published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (2001) and a follow-on study with Iraq/Afghanistan veterans inThe Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences (2012). Research evaluating the efficacy of Neurofeedback on TBI and PTSD in soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center continues in association with USUHS (U. S. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences). C. M. Shifflett is a non-fiction science and technology writer who has published on a variety of topics ranging from earth sciences and computer technology to martial arts and health. Previous works include Ki in Aikido (1996 / 2010), Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training (1999 / 2009), and Migraine Brains and Bodies (2011).
Published September 15, 2014 by Round Earth Publishing. 310 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.
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on Aug 12 2014

An eye-opener for anyone concerned about concussion—which the authors persuasively argue should include everyone.

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on Aug 25 2014

“This impressively penned primer will be a valuable find for a broad audience of professionals, caretakers and those troubled by the consequences of brain trauma who seek to improve their well-being.”

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