Jonathan Silver, MD
Speaker at 2015 NABIS Conference on Brain Injur
Session Title: Pre-Conference course: Neuropsychiatry of TBI
During this course, the attendee will learn about
1. The neuropsychiatric approach to TBI during inpatient rehabilitation, including the use of appropriate assessments.
2. The role of neuropharmacology in managing the neuropsychiatric sequelae during the subacute and chronic phases of recovery.
3. Recognize the expected neuropsychiatric recovery during the first year after mild TBI.
4. Recognize appropriate neuropsychiatric management of the patient with persistent symptoms after concussion.
Summary: Neuropsychiatric disturbances, including cognitive deficits, emotional dysregulation, and behavioral problems, are common and functionally important consequences of traumatic brain injury. Careful evaluation and effective management of these posttraumatic neuropsychiatric disturbances facilitates rehabilitation and reduces barriers to activities and participation. In this workshop, heuristics for the evaluation, management, and further study of posttraumatic neuropsychiatric disturbances will be reviewed. Clinical case definitions of TBI, the clinical features of acute traumatic encephalopathy, and the neuropsychiatric sequelae of mild and moderate-to-severe TBI will be reviewed. Pre-injury, injury-related, and post-injury factors that influence the development and course of neuropsychiatric symptoms after TBI will be considered, and the importance of carefully considering the differential diagnosis of early and late post-injury neuropsychiatric disturbances will be highlighted. The faculty then will offer four lectures focused on the evaluation and management of the early and late neuropsychiatric features of mild TBI and of moderate-to-severe TBI. Finally, directions for future research that may address productively the challenges to TBI rehabilitation and recovery presented by neuropsychiatric disturbances will be addressed through discussion between faculty and participants.
Current Company Affiliation: New York University School of Medicine
Speaker Bio: Jonathan M. Silver, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Silver is a Fellow and past- President of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. He is a Diplomate in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS), and is Chair of their committee that developed the first certification examination. He is a member of the examination committee for the newly approved specialty “Brain Injury Medicine” by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Journal Watch Psychiatry, and Psychiatry Section Editor for UpToDate.
He has held past positions as Director of Neuropsychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and Assistant Chair of Clinical Services and Research and Director of Ambulatory Services in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
He has authored over 45 papers and 60 chapters, focusing on the neuropsychiatric problems subsequent to traumatic brain injury and the pharmacologic treatment of those problems. He has lectured on these topics, and has made over 160 presentations at scientific meetings. He is senior editor of the books “Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury,” and “Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury.” He has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” since 1992 for the area of neuropsychiatry. He received the award for “Innovative Clinical Treatment” from the North American Brain Injury Society.