Elizabeth Sandel, MD, is a Medical Director at Paradigm, a care- and case-management company specializing in the needs of catastrophically injured workers. A Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, she is past president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a panelist for the national Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines project.
A physician with over 25 years' experience studying and treating concussion details what happens in the human brain when it is injured, and how medical providers can help...Emphasizing that it isn't just athletes who need to worry, Sandel examines the high incidence of concussion among certain vulnerable populations, including the very young, elderly, homeless or impoverished, and victims of child abuse or domestic violence. To that end, she looks at prevention as a public health issue...Her expertly presented and researched work will be invaluable for anyone concerned about concussions. * Publishers Weekly * Shaken Brain is frank, accessible, and authoritative-a crucial tool for sharing medical knowledge. Read this book if you are a traumatic brain injury survivor, a clinician, a family member, or simply interested in learning more about brain health. -- David Cifu, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and the US Department of Veterans Affairs The first step to improving concussion care is improving concussion education. Whether you're an athlete, a parent, a medical professional, or none of the above, having the proper knowledge about what a concussion is and what to do when one is sustained can often be the difference between a quick recovery and a lengthy one. A book like Shaken Brain offers needed information. -- Brittni Souder, former soccer player and Board Member, PINK Concussions I was a doctor in 2002 when I suffered a traumatic brain injury. Even in my position, it was difficult to find information about post-concussive consequences and care. Shaken Brain fills in the gaps. Uniting clinical research, scientific data, and personal stories, this crucial resource is one that both physicians and their patients can look to for answers. -- Cheryle Sullivan, MD, author of <i>Brain Injury Survival Kit</i> A thoroughly engaging and enlightening account, this book explores the often perplexing issues and controversies surrounding post-concussion symptoms. A vital read. -- Mel Glenn, MD, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network A fascinating page turner. Propelled by Dr. Sandel's exceptional storytelling and clinical expertise, Shaken Brain sheds light on the myths and misunderstandings surrounding concussions, and their consequential impact on so many lives. -- Marilyn Spivack, cofounder and past President, Brain Injury Association of America