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Neuropsychology of Sports-Related Concussion

Neuropsychology of Sports Related Concussion

Up to 10% of all athletes in contact sports will suffer from concussion at some point, and as many as 3 million sports-related concussions are reported each year.

In this volume, Peter A. Arnett and other expert contributors in neuropsychology and sports medicine describe treatment for persistent postconcussive symptoms, including posttraumatic headache and migraine, depression, and anxiety. They explore genetic factors that can impact symptoms and diagnosis; the use of neuroimaging in diagnosis and treatment; measurement issues such as sex differences, assessment of effort in evaluations, and aspects of computerized testing that can affect the validity of neuropsychological results; and exciting new treatment options, such as virtual reality tools.

Given the recent startling findings on the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football players, the importance of correctly diagnosing and treating sports-related concussions cannot be overstated.

This book gives clinicians and researchers the tools they need to understand and treat concussions effectively.


Dr.  Jill Henley was published in a textbook titled Neuropsychology of Sports-Related Concussion, edited by Peter A. Arnett.  She co-authored a chapter, Posttraumatic Headache and Migraine Assessment and Management After Sport-Related Concussion.  The book can be found here:

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