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CONTENTS Introduction: The Impact of the Brain in Today’s World........1 Chapter One: An Anatomy Lesson ............................................8 Chapter Two: When Brain Injury Occurs ................................24 Chapter Three: Degrees of Injury ...........................................33 Chapter Four: In the First Degree: Mild Head Injury ...........38 Chapter Five: The Doctor as Detective ..................................49 Chapter Six: Physical Symptoms of Brain Injury ..................67 Chapter Seven: Cognitive Symptoms of Brain Injury...........79 Chapter Eight: Behavioral Symptoms of Brain Injury..........93 Chapter Nine: How to Pick the Right Rehabilitation Hospital ......................109 Chapter Ten: The Treatment Team........................................120 Chapter Eleven: The Process of Rehabilitation ..................130 Chapter Twelve: Neural Plasticity: The Exciting New Future of Recovery .....155 Chapter Thirteen: The Family Circle...................................165 Chapter Fourteen: Questions Family Members Commonly Ask...........................180 Epilogue: The Future is Now..................................................195 Education and Support .........................................................197 Sources ......................................................................................201 Index ..........................................................................................215

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Chapter Four: In the First Degree: Mild Head Injury ...........38 Introduction: The Impact of the Brain in Today’s World........1 Chapter El...