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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Impact on Brains, Emotions, and Cognition

Benefits

  • A concise and research-informed review of the etiology, neuropathology, and clinical manifestations of CTE is offered

  • CTE is discussed in other populations other than contact sports, such as soldiers in the military who sustain blast injuries.

  • Helps individuals understand the importance of adhering to post concussion protocol and appreciating the long-term consequences of repeated head trauma

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Behavioral Criminology book sub series (BRIEFSBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Charles J. Golden, Matthew R. Zusman
    Pages 1-10
  3. Charles J. Golden, Matthew R. Zusman
    Pages 11-38
  4. Charles J. Golden, Matthew R. Zusman
    Pages 39-49
  5. Charles J. Golden, Matthew R. Zusman
    Pages 51-59
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 61-61

About this book

Introduction

The term chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has recently gained a significant amount of media coverage. However, a large proportion of the information disseminated through the media pertaining to the etiology, neuropathology, and clinical manifestations of CTE are not corroborated by empirical research, and are disputed by prominent researchers who study sports related head injury.

This book reviews the existing literature pertaining to these components of CTE and includes unique case studies of several retired NFL players that received a comprehensive neuropsychological battery from a board certified neuropsychologist, among other populations. It investigates the claim that CTE causes depression, violent behavior, and an increased risk for suicide by providing an in depth discussion using empirical data.  Highlighting the importance of adhering to post concussion protocol and appreciating the long-term consequences of repeated head trauma, this unique review of the current research on CTE will be useful to students and professionals in psychology and neurology. 

Keywords

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE violence aggression suicide suicide and CTE neuropsychology Traumatic Brain Injury NFL and CTE NFL and suicide

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

About the authors

Charles J. Golden, Ph.D., ABPP, ABCN, ABPN, ABAP is nationally and internationally known for his clinical research in the field of neuropsychological and psychological assessment.  He has given over 100 invited presentations/workshops, and published over 500 articles, book chapters, books.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychological Assessment.  In recognition of his clinical and research accomplishments, he has received the Distinguished Neuropsychologist  Award from the National Association of Neuropsychologists in 2003.  He has been a journal editor and currently is a peer reviewer for multiple professional journals.  He is a past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists.
 

Matthew R. Zusman, M.S., earned his BA in psychology at University of California Los Angeles, and has just completed his PsyD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. His current research focuses on exploring the combined factor structure of popular objective personality assessments, and identifying metrics to discriminate between different types and severity levels of neurodegenerative diseases. He is the program and research coordinator for the Nova Counseling Center for Older Adults at the Psychology Services Center at Nova Southeastern University. He has been first author on seven posters that were accepted to major national conferences in the field of neuropsychology and co-authored a book on the neuropsychological assessment of learning disorders. He is also the event coordinator and director of student chapters for the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Book Subtitle Impact on Brains, Emotions, and Cognition
  • Authors Charles J. Golden
    Matthew R. Zusman
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Psychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Psychology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23288-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-23287-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-23288-7
  • Series ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-8371
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 61
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sport Psychology
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