Jonathan M. Silver, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, a Fellow and past- President of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and a Diplomate in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).
He has authored over 45 papers and 60 chapters, focusing on the neuropsychiatric problems subsequent to traumatic brain. He is senior editor of the “Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury,” which is now in preparation for the Third edition. He has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” since 1992 for the area of neuropsychiatry and received the award for “Innovative Clinical Treatment” from the North American Brain Injury Society.
WORLD CONGRESS PRESENTATION
Keynote Lecture: Persistent Symptoms after Concussion: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective
Organized by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
Most individuals who experience a concussion recover completely. However, a minority continue reporting symptoms well into the late period after concussion, the types and severities of which appear, on their face, inconsistent with the relatively mild severity of this type of injury. This presentation will examine other factors that are often important in understanding persistent symptoms, including the misattribution of symptoms, and disorders missed during evaluation. These symptoms are not infrequently ascribed to malingering, exaggeration, or poor effort on cognitive testing. These complex and multi-determined behaviors entail a differential diagnosis that draws upon concepts and observations from social psychology and behavioral economics, and develops new perspectives with implications for research, evaluation, and treatment of persistent post concussive symptoms.