Title Neuropsychology of Sports-Related Concussion
Author Peter A. Arnett
ISBN 9781433829796
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 404
Book size 184 X 260 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher American Psychological Association (Eurospan Group)
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“Arnett has done an impressive job summarizing the most relevant issues in sportsrelated concussion into a concise, highly readable format. The list of topics covered is thorough and the clinical take-home points at the end of each chapter are a particularly nice touch. This book will be a most useful addition to the library of anyone interested in sports-related concussion.”

—C. Munro Cullum, PhD, ABPP  Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery; Pamela Blumenthal Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas


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.




Introduction (Peter A. Arnett)


Unit I: Symptom Outcomes and Management

Chapter 1: Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms After Sport-Related Concussion
(Michael A. McCrea, Breton M. Asken, Lindsay D. Nelson, and William B. Barr)

Chapter 2: Posttraumatic Headache and Migraine Assessment and Management After Sport-Related Concussion (Melissa N. Womble, Jill R. Henley, Sheri A. Fedor, and Michael W. Collins)

Chapter 3: Assessment of Depression and Anxiety in Sports Concussion Evaluations
(Peter A. Arnett, Erin Guty, and Megan Bradson)


Unit II: Biological Underpinnings and Consequences

Chapter 4: Integration of Genetic Factors With Neuropsychological Variables in Predicting Sports Concussion Outcome (Victoria C. Merritt and Peter A. Arnett)

Chapter 5: Neuroimaging and Sports-Related Concussion (Emily C. Grossner, Andrew R. Mayer, and Frank G. Hillary)

Chapter 6: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Long-Term Consequences of Repetitive Head Impacts in Sports (Michael L. Alosco,
Rose C. Healy, and Robert A. Stern)


Unit III: Factors Affecting the Validity of Neuropsychological Results

Chapter 7: Sex Differences in Sports-Related Concussion (Tracey Covassin, Abigail C. Bretzin, and Meghan E. Fox)

Chapter 8: Assessment of Effort in Sports Concussion Evaluations (Amanda R. Rabinowitz)

Chapter 9: The Validity of Neuropsychological Tests in Sports-Related Concussions (Arthur Maerlender)

Chapter 10: Do Traditional Neuropsychological Measures Add Value to Computerized Tests for Concussion Assessment in Collegiate Athletes?
(Jessica Meyer and Peter A. Arnett)


Unit IV: Specialty Contributions to Sports Concussion

Chapter 11: Professional Sports Neuropsychology (Ruben J. Echemendia, Jared M. Bruce, and Morgan Glusman)

Chapter 12: Application of Virtual Reality in Assessment and Treatment of Concussion (Alexa E. Walter and Semyon M. Slobounov)

Chapter 13: Neuropsychological Assessment of Concussion in Pediatric Populations (Frank M. Webbe and Denise S. Vagt)

Chapter 14: Management of Sports-Related Concussions in an Orthopaedic Setting (Neha Gupta and Wayne J. Sebastianelli)

Chapter 15: Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Go From Here? (Peter A. Arnett)


About the Editor

About the Editor:

Peter A. Arnett, PhD, received his doctorate in psychology (Clinical) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is currently a psychology professor and director of the Neuropsychology of Sports Concussion and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Programs at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Dr. Arnett’s research has focused on clinical neuropsychology, with an emphasis on understanding cognitive and emotional functioning in those who have suffered from sports-related concussion or MS. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and a past winner of NAN’s Nelson Butters Award for Research Contributions to Clinical Neuropsychology. He is the author of more than 130 research articles and book chapters and has edited another book, Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance. Dr. Arnett has given numerous national and international talks on sports-related concussion and on MS. He has worked clinically with hundreds of people who have experienced sports-related concussions. Dr. Arnett has served as the program chair of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) meeting, editor of the NAN Bulletin, a board member of the INS, and the director of clinical training at Penn State. He is an editorial board member of several journals and has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Target Audience:

Useful for clinicians, medical researchers and neuropsychologists, specifically those interested in concussion.


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