No other neuropsychological condition presents as many opportunities and instances of ""faking"" symptoms as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to the integration of symptom validity assessment with individuals who have mTBI. It brings together leading experts in mTBI and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the validity of closed head injuries. In addition to covering the most important symptom validity assessment methods, this timely volume provides guidance to clinicians on professional and research issues and information on symptom validity testing in varied populations.
The book covers mTBI assessment in such specific settings and populations as clinical, forensic, sports, children, gerontological, and military. It also addresses professional issues such as providing feedback to patients about symptom validity, ethical issues, and diagnostic schemas. A recent search of the legal literature has shown that the number of cases involving neuropsychology and symptom validity testing has skyrocketed over the last decade. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury will provide neuropsychologists and related professionals with the in-depth, current information that is critical for the accurate and ethical evaluation of mTBI.Key Features:
Provides up-to-date coverage of one of the most critical topics for clinical neuropsychologists Includes contributions from the leading authorities on both mTBI/post-concussive syndrome and malingering/symptom validity Covers assessment in such contexts as civil and criminal forensics, sports, military/veterans, and gerontological settings
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm