The long-awaited publication of the “Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury” edited by Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., Thomas W. McAllister, M.D. and Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D. has finally been published. This text thoroughly updates and expands the editors previous 1994 text, Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury. The book has been expanded to forty chapters organized into seven sections that address epidemiology/pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric disorders and symptomatologies, special populations and social issues, and treatment and prevention.

Where the 1994 predecessor included just one chapter on neuropsychiatric assessment, the updated version has separate chapters addressing structural imaging, functional imaging and electrophysiologic techniques. The chapters are written by top experts in the field of traumatic brain injury.

The textbook sells for $99.00. However, there is a special prepublication price of $79.20 through December 31, 2004. This book can be purchased online here. I strongly recommend it to all interested in traumatic brain injury.