Post traumatic amnesia

McMillan, T. M. (2015) Post traumatic amnesia. In: Wright, J. D. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 636-639. ISBN 9780080970875 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.51053-8)

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Abstract

For some seven decades, posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) has been viewed by most to be a key indicator of the severity of head injury and a predictor of long-term outcome. Discussed here is a historical introduction, definition of PTA, description of assessment tools, behavior and cognitive function and recovery during PTA, and of relationships between PTA and outcome and the evidence for behavioral interventions that attempt to reduce PTA duration.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMillan, Professor Thomas
Authors: McMillan, T. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Publisher:Elsevier
ISBN:9780080970875

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