Psychological Knowledge in Court

PTSD, Pain, and TBI

  • Gerald Young
  • Keith Nicholson
  • Andrew W. Kane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, Keith Nicholson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Andrew W. Kane
      Pages 13-51
  3. PTSD/Distress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Gerald Young, Rachel Yehuda
      Pages 55-69
    3. Meaghan L. O’Donnell, Mark Creamer, Richard A. Bryant, Ulrich Schnyder, Arik Shalev
      Pages 70-84
    4. Daniel S. Weiss, Emily J. Ozer
      Pages 85-96
  4. Chronic Pain

  5. PTSD and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Brian M. Freidenberg, Edward J. Hickling, Edward B. Blanchard, Loretta S. Malta
      Pages 215-224
  6. Traumatic Brain Injury

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Gerald Young, Keith Nicholson, Andrew W. Kane
      Pages 381-389
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 391-412

About this book


PTSD, pain syndromes, traumatic brain injury: these three areas are common features of personal injury cases, often forming the cornerstone of expert testimony. Yet their complex interplay in an individual can make evaluation—and explaining the results in court—extremely difficult.

Psychological Knowledge in Court focuses on this triad separately and in combination, creating a unique guide to forensic evaluations that fulfills both legal and clinical standards. Its meticulous review of the literature identifies and provides clear guidelines for addressing core issues in causality, chronicity, and assessment, such as:

- Are there any definable risk factors for PTSD?

- How prevalent is PTSD after trauma?

- How do patients’ emotions relate to their pain experience?

- Are current pain assessment methods accurate enough?

- What is the role of pre-existing vulnerabilities in traumatic brain injury?

- What exactly is "mild" TBI?


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Young
    • 1
  • Keith Nicholson
    • 2
  • Andrew W. Kane
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Glendon CollegeYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Comprehensive Pain ProgramToronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Andrew W. Kane & Associates, S.C.MilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25609-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25610-8
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