Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Award
Title: Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback And Without Drugs
Author Name: Esty, Mary Lee and Shifflett, C. M.
A highly readable look at concussion, traumatic brain injury, and healing of symptoms with neurofeedback. Topics include:
- Head injuries in history, from Henry VIII to Elvis Presley. What happens in concussion, the many symptoms that may appear, and problems with standard testing and treatments.
- The origins, supporting research, and results of neurofeedback. Detailed case histories of children, adults, and soldiers with memory problems, severe head pain, insomnia, ADHD and PTSD. Medical issues which may need attention before healing can occur.
- The rest of the story: What happened to TBI victims who never expected to work or function normally ever again. How they regained their skills, jobs, families and lives.
Mary Lee Esty, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a doctorate in health psychology. She is a Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and EEG. Her peer-reviewed research in TBI began with an NIH-funded study published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (2001) and a follow-on study with Iraq/Afghanistan veterans in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences (2012). Research evaluating the efficacy of Neurofeedback on TBI and PTSD in soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center continues in association with USUHS (U. S. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences).
C.M. Shifflett is a non-fiction science and technology writer who has published on a variety of topics ranging from earth sciences and computer technology to martial arts and health. Previous books include Ki in Aikido (1996 / 2010), Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training (1999 / 2009), Migraine Brains and Bodies (2011). All have been best sellers in their genre.