Coma and Disorders of Consciousness

  • Caroline Schnakers
  • Steven Laureys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Caroline Schnakers, Steve Majerus
    Pages 1-16
  3. Anna Estraneo, Luigi Trojano
    Pages 17-36
  4. Laura E. González-Lara, Adrian M. Owen
    Pages 77-96
  5. Géraldine Martens, Marguerite Foidart-Dessalle, Steven Laureys, Aurore Thibaut
    Pages 119-135
  6. Audrey Maudoux, Ingrid Breuskin, Olivia Gosseries, Evelyne Mélotte, Caroline Schnakers, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse
    Pages 137-153
  7. Haibo Di, Caroline Schnakers
    Pages 169-179
  8. Olivia Gosseries, John Whyte
    Pages 181-206
  9. Vanessa Charland-Verville, Charlotte Martial, Helena Cassol, Steven Laureys
    Pages 235-263
  10. Steven Laureys, Caroline Schnakers
    Pages 265-269
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


This revised and expanded second edition discusses the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma and disorders of consciousness. Besides diagnostic, prognostic and ethical issues, this book describes well-established techniques and procedures, and also techniques under development. New chapters include consciousness theories, issues relating to long-term care, and neuromodulation treatments. 

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness, Second Edition is a comprehensive review of the field for clinicians and researchers, regardless of whether they are already familiar with the difficult but exciting field of disorders of consciousness.


coma consciousness assessment conciousness diagnosis neurorehabilitation consciousness disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Schnakers
    • 1
  • Steven Laureys
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ResearchCasa Colina Hospital and Centers for HealthcarePomonaUSA
  2. 2.GIGA ConsciousnessComa Science Group & Neurology DepartmentLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55963-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55964-3
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