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© 2006

Psychological Knowledge in Court

PTSD, Pain, and TBI

  • Gerald Young
  • Keith Nicholson
  • Andrew W. Kane
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, Keith Nicholson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Andrew W. Kane
      Pages 13-51
  3. PTSD/Distress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Gerald Young, Rachel Yehuda
      Pages 55-69
    3. Meaghan L. O’Donnell, Mark Creamer, Richard A. Bryant, Ulrich Schnyder, Arik Shalev
      Pages 70-84
    4. Daniel S. Weiss, Emily J. Ozer
      Pages 85-96
  4. Chronic Pain

  5. PTSD and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Brian M. Freidenberg, Edward J. Hickling, Edward B. Blanchard, Loretta S. Malta
      Pages 215-224
  6. Traumatic Brain Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269

About this book

Introduction

PTSD, pain syndromes, traumatic brain injury: these three areas are common features of personal injury cases, often forming the cornerstone of expert testimony. Yet their complex interplay in an individual can make evaluation—and explaining the results in court—extremely difficult.

Psychological Knowledge in Court focuses on this triad separately and in combination, creating a unique guide to forensic evaluations that fulfills both legal and clinical standards. Its meticulous review of the literature identifies and provides clear guidelines for addressing core issues in causality, chronicity, and assessment, such as:

- Are there any definable risk factors for PTSD?

- How prevalent is PTSD after trauma?

- How do patients’ emotions relate to their pain experience?

- Are current pain assessment methods accurate enough?

- What is the role of pre-existing vulnerabilities in traumatic brain injury?

- What exactly is "mild" TBI?

Keywords

Radiologieinformationssystem evaluation forensic evaluation health trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Young
    • 1
  • Keith Nicholson
    • 2
  • Andrew W. Kane
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Glendon CollegeYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Comprehensive Pain ProgramToronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Andrew W. Kane & Associates, S.C.MilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychological Knowledge in Court
  • Book Subtitle PTSD, Pain, and TBI
  • Editors Gerald Young
    Andrew W. Kane
    Keith Nicholson
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b135748
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-25609-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3812-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-25610-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 412
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law and Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

In Psychological Knowledge in Court: PTSD, Pain, and TBI, Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, and Keith Nicholson provide forensic psychologists, both new and experienced, with 20 well-selected chapters that should be read by anyone likely to testify in a courtroom. The selections cover much more than the title suggests. The editors provide an insightful and practical discussion of what is required when providing expert testimony. . . I do recommend Psychological Knowledge in Court, and I encourage any psychologist likely to be testifying as an expert witness to buy it and read it.

- John L. Caccavale, PsycCRITIQUES, Volume 51 (26), Article 11

PTSD, pain syndromes, traumatic brain injury: these three areas are common features of personal injury cases, often forming the cornerstone of expert testimony. Yet their complex interplay in an individual can make evaluation-and explaining the results in court-extremely difficult. Psychological Knowledge in Court focuses on this triad separately and in combination, creating a unique guide to forensic evaluations that fulfills both legal and clinical standards. Its meticulous review of the literature identifies and provides clear guidelines for addressing core issues in causality, chronicity, and assessment.

- R.K. McKinzey, Ph.D., Editor, WebPsychEmpiricist: www.wpe.info