Our crackerjack librarian has compiled this list for people who would like to read more on these topics. Please let us know what you think of these and feel free to make suggestions about other such books published no earlier than 2006.
Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach. ed. by Jean Elbaum, Deborah M. Benson. NY: Springer, 2007.
Bradley, W. G. Treating the Brain: What the Best Doctors Know. NY: Dana Press, 2009.
Cassidy, John W. Mindstorms: The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury. Cambridge, MA.: Da Capo, 2009.
Climbing the Mountain: Stories of Hope and Healing after Stroke and Brain Injury. ed. by Candice Fancher, Lindsey McDivitt, and Jacquelyn B. Fletcher. Minneapolis: Fairview, 2008.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluating the Evidence. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2011.
Cognitive Reserve: Theory and Applications. ed. by Yaakov Stern. NY: Taylor and Francis, 2007.
Invisible Wounds of War: Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, Center for Military Health Policy Research, 2008.
Grant, David A. Metamorphosis: Surviving Brain Injury, Create Space, 2012.
Jandial, Rahul; Hughes, Samuel A.; Newman, Charles B. One Hundred Questions and Answers About Head and Brain Injuries. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2009.
McCrea, Michael. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence
Base for Diagnosis and Treatment. NY: Oxford U. Press, 2008.
Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence, Tricks, and Pitfalls. ed. by Terje Sundstrom. Berlin: Springer, 2012.
Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management. Zollman, Felise S. NY: Demos, 2011.
Mason, Michael Paul. Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath. NY: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2008.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents. edited by Yeates, Keith Owen and Kirkwood, Michael W. NY: Guilford, 2012.
Montalvan, Luis Carlos. Until Tuesday: a Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. NY: Hyperion, 2011. (ebook)
Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation. ed. by Sarah A. Raskin. NY: Guilford, 2011.
Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant. ed. by Darcy Umphred and Constance Carlson. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, 2006.
Papas, Pam. New Normals: Reclaiming a Life of Significance: A Guide for Caregivers, Survivors and Families of Stroke/Brain Injury. Hanover, PA.: Papas Press, 2009.
Parker, Rolland S. Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, Fl.: CRC Press, 2012.
Ponsford, Jennie. Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation For Everyday Adaptive Living. NY: Psychology Press, 2013.
Pray, Lawrence M. Thresholds: Connecting Body and Soul after Brain Injury. NY: Ruder Finn, 2012. Autobiography, Stroke.
PTSD And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Vasterling, Jennifer J.; Bryant, Richard A.; Keane, Terence Martin. NY: Guilford, 2012.
Rajamani, Ashok. The Day My Brain Exploded. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2013. (Brain bleed and recovery)
Roberts, Richard J. and Roberts, Mary Ann. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Episodic Symptoms and Treatment. San Diego: Plural Pub., 2011.
Roy-Bornstein, Carolyn. Crash: A Mother, a Son, and the Journey from Grief to Gratitude. Guilford, Conn.: (?), 2012. (Caregiver after head injury)
Siles, Madonna. Brain, Heal Thyself: A Caregiver’s New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2006.
Stimola, Audrey. Brain Injuries. NY: Rosen, 2012. Understanding Brain Diseases and Disorders series (YA).
Sullivan, Cheryle. Brain Injury Survival Kit: 365 Tips, Tools, & Tricks to Deal With Cognitive Function Loss. NY: Demos Medical, 2008.
Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. ed. by Jonathan M. Silver, Thomas W. McAllister, Stuart C. Yudofsky. 2nd. ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Pub., 2011.
Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation. ed. by Jack W. Tsao. NY: Springer, 2012.
Bolzan, Scott. My Life, Deleted. New York: HarperOne, 2011.
Cantu, Robert C and Hyman, Mark. Concussions and Our Kids: America’s Leading Expert On How To Protect Young Athletes And Keep Sports Safe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
Carrol, Linda. The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of A Silent Epidemic. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Culverhouse, Gay. Throwaway Players: The Concussion Crisis From Pee Wee Football To The NFL. Lake Forest, CA: Behler, 2012.
Lawhorne, Cheryl and Philpott, Don. Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury And PTSD: A Resource And Recovery Guide. Lanham, MD: Government Institute, 2010.
Omalu, Bennet. Play Hard, Die Young: Football Dementia, Depression, And Death. Lodi, CA: Neo-Forenxis Books, 2008.
Ackerman, Diane. One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and The Language of Healing. NY: W.W. Norton, 2011.
Bruschi, Tedy. Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, And My Return To The NFL. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, c2007.
Engel, Howard. The Man Who Forgot How To Read. NY: St. Martin’s, 2008. (alexia sine agraphia post-stroke)
Garrison, Julia Fox. Don’t Leave Me This Way: or When I Get Back on My Feet, You’ll Be Sorry. NY: Harper Collins, 2006. Biography
McEwen, Mark, with Daniel Paisner. Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke. New York: Gotham, 2008. Biography
Sorbo, Kevin. True Strength: My Journey From Hercules to Mere Mortal And How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 2011. Autobiography
Taylor, Jill Bolte. My Stroke of Insight: a Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. New York: Viking, 2008.
Burkman, Kip. The Stroke Recovery Book: A Guide for Patients And Families. Omaha, Neb.: Addicus, 2010.
Caplan, Louis R. Stroke. NY: Demos/St. Paul, MN: AAN (American Academy of Neurology) Press, 2006.
Stein, Joel, Julie Silver, Elizabeth P. Frates. Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health And Preventing Another Stroke. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2006.
Stroke Rehabilitation: Insights from Neuroscience and Imaging. ed. by Leeanne M. Carey. NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Tanner, Dennis C. The Family Guide to Surviving Stroke and Communication Disorders. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett, 2008.