Traumatic Brain Injury Blog



The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) The CDC is an excellent credible source for information on Traumatic Brain Injury covering the following topics:

The following brochures can be downloaded from the CDC website:

The Centre for Neuro Skills:  This organization’s website has been online since 1995 and is the internet’s central source of information, services and products relating to traumatic brain injury, brain injury recovery and post-acute rehabilitation. Sign up for their regular newsletter, including reports on the most recent research.

The Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury:  This text has been crafted to be both comprehensive and readable and to serve as a primary resource for clinicians understanding, assessment, and treatment of patients and their families who suffer from TBI.

Reference:  McAllister, Thomas W, Jonathan M Silver, and Stuart C Yudofsky. Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub., 2005.

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience regularly publishes Neurolaw News, an electronic newsletter, as a public service.  The newsletter provides recent and breaking news on law and neuroscience publications, conferences, and developments.  Visit the Neurolaw News archives. The Research Network also maintains Law and Neuroscience Bibliography.  This bibliography contains more than 1,000 entries and is completely searchable and sortable.

National Center for Biotechnology Information:  NCBI’s PubMed is the best starting point for peer-reviewed literature concerning brain injury. Topical alerts can be set up.

National and State Brain Injury Associations: Local brain injury associations have hot lines providing information and referral services

Neuropsychological Assessment:  Well-known as the “bible” in the field of neuropsychology, this text/reference has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of internationally recognized and clinically experienced neuropsychologists.

Reference:  Muriel Deutsch Lezak, Diane B. Howieson, Erin D. Bigler, and Daniel Tranel Neuropsychological Assessment, Fifth edition. Oxford University Press, 2012

The Research Network on Law and Neuroscience: Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Research Network addresses a focused set of closely-related problems at the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice:

  1. determining the law-relevant mental states of defendants and witnesses;
  2. assessing a defendant’s capacity for self-regulating his behavior; and
  3. assessing whether, and if so how, neuroscientific evidence should be admitted and evaluated in individual cases.

NABIS: NABIS (the North American Brain Injury Society) is a society comprised of professional members involved in the care or issues surrounding brain injury.  NABIS was created specifically to address the needs of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to brain injury – providing education programs, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: This National Institute of Health (NIH) resource provides credible information concerning TBI including basic information, publications, organizations, news and research literature.