The textbook of traumatic brain injury is a 660 page hard cover book with 5 sections parts and 39 chapters each part covers fundamental aspects of tbi part 1 discusses epidemiology and pathophysiology while part 2 reviews neuropsychiatric disorders. This book was highly commended in the psychiatry category of the 2012 bma medical book awards description as soldiers and combat veterans have returned from the wars in iraq and afghanistan traumatic brain injury tbi has been identified as the signature injury of those wars. Each year in the united states more than 3 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury tbi associated annual costs exceed 48 billion yet media and policy makers have largely ignored this major public health problem. Traumatic brain injury in the united states background 8 each year traumatic brain injuries tbi contribute to substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability a tbi is caused by a bump blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain the severity of a tbi. Purpose this book was compiled as an update to a previous version neuropsychiatry of traumatic brain injury 1994 although the reincarnation incorporates much of the advanced knowledge gained in the area of tbi in the last 10 years
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