Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

This ebook explores the enormous risk for suicide among individuals affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research reviewed here indicates that severe brain damage and alteration in executive dysfunction may represent a compelling link with suicidal ideation. The ebook summarizes how health-care professionals are examining the forces that play an integral role in suicidal behavior. […]

Alcohol-Related Traumatic Deaths in Transki Region, South Africa (Documentation)

Alcohol-Related Traumatic Deaths in Transki Region, South Africa (Documentation)

ABSTRACT: This is a retrospective descriptive study on 105 trauma related deaths. Interviews of the family members were conducted individually before carrying out the autopsies at Umtata General Hospital (UGH). The cause of death was recorded along with the age, and personal habits such as alcohol, and tobacco smoking. This is the referral hospital for […]

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition for which limited research exists. The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in numerous service members returning home after sustaining TBI, and healthcare providers scrambling to find resources on how to treat them. This toolkit is a comprehensive source of inventories and therapy options for […]

Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Update) (Report)

Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Update) (Report)

The last decade has shown a rapid expansion in the provision of acute rehabilitation services for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in South Africa, with a growing awareness of the problems associated with such injuries and recognition of the need for structured therapy programmes to maximise functional outcomes after injury. However, as a sub-specialty […]

Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia Test Performance: Can This Test Be Used with Caucasian and African American Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia Test Performance: Can This Test Be Used with Caucasian and African American Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Evaluation of individuals with traumatic brain injury has included a number of test measures, some of which are adapted for use from other disordered populations. One assessment, the Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia (ABCD), has been utilized for this purpose (Bayles & Tomoeda, 1993). Historically, normative data for most assessments of patients with […]