Mary Lee Esty & C. M. Shifflett
Round Earth Publishing
PO Box 157, Sewickley, PA 15143
9780965342506, $24.95, 310pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: This lively, well-researched, and hopeful book is an excellent primer for anyone dealing with a TBI head injury 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. "Conquering Concussion" draws on 20 years of clinical experience and the realization that time alone does not heal the brain. These are real stories about real people struggling with effects of concussion: terrible fatigue, headache and physical pain, emotional swings, mental fog, insomnia, weight gain and balance problems. "Conquering Concussion" shows how post-concussion symptoms overlap with other diagnoses such as ADHD and depression, and reveals the link with PTSD. "Conquering Concussion" reviews appropriate therapies that can help with recovery. post-concussion symptoms overlap with other diagnoses such as ADHD and depression, and the link with PTSD. The topics covered in "Conquering Concussion" 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...