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Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Book Testimonials

Your book on Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury was a very useful text – for a health practitioner who works with people with post traumatic persistent pain…the 2 traumas need to be assessed/ managed separately – and then ‘integrated’ together.
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- Gloria Gilbert

Thank you for what you wrote in your book, Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. That’s the first time I have read a book on brain injury in over 23 years. I want you to know it means a lot to me that you spoke about the sexual dysfunction that can come along with a brain injury itself. I attributed etiology of the problem of my anorgasmia to the tremendous levels of pain due to the procedure prior to the fourth surgery and the pain post-operative. Those were for back surgeries that at least allowed me to stay on the planet. I have achieved decent results working with this in multiple fashions. I still have a ways to go. No one else said anything about the brain injuries themselves being a problem in this domain. Thank you for what you wrote as it helps me understand more about my challenges. All blessings to you and I wish you a wonderful year!
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- Dave Burdette

This is an EXCELLENT book and GREAT resource for a lot of information that Doctors don’t tell you!!! I found this book by complete accident while doing research for my own TBI in 2010. I learned SO much! I am very grateful! Thank You! ❤ You will learn much!
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- Denese Williams

I suffered a concussion/mTBI about 1 1/2 years ago. Went over my bicycle handlebars and landed on my head. I wanted to let you know that I have read your book and found it very helpful. It has been extremely difficult to get any help at all. I just recently hooked up with an agency that has found me somewhere to go for anger management and hopefully somewhere else to get some counselling. These places don’t specialize in mTBI, but they are better than the blank stares and being told there is nothing for me because my TBI is only ‘mild’. For a long time your book was the only real help that I had. Thanks again.
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- Anonymous

This was THE book recommended for me after my accident. A wonderful book, amazing information.

- Dawn Compton

Good book. Much needed to help the caregivers as well as the patient.

- Leigh Hollowell

Thank you Diane Roberts Stoler, I think you saved my sanity. This book has it all and much, much more than I could read in the early days but I will continue to go back to parts, if for nothing else to reassure myself that this is normal and I will survive. I loved that she wrote conventional AND alternative healing ~ I started the Hemi-Sync and Binaural beats right away. I also started with the supplements and anti-inflammation diet in the early days. So VERY thankful I had this e-book as my doctor just didn’t get that I was dealing with so many issues.
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- Willow

It is difficult to find a book that explains post concussion syndrome and coping strategies for dealing with this complex condition so well. The information is current and the tips are very relevant and useful. The author uses real-life stories and situations people with mTBI can relate. Her resources and detailed explanations are excellent. This is a wonderful resource and a must read.
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- Anonymous

Five stars. Great helpful book.

- Julie Rachford

I had a bleeding aneurysm in 1990 and found the first book in 1997 that Diane Stoler wrote and it was a big help to me and also valid many of my problems that the doctors didn’t try to explained to me. I helped a nurse get the book to read and she told me, her doctors and physical therapist didn’t listen to her, but the book valid everything she been trying to tell them. The answer she and I got was, “It’s all in your head.” Right, we had damage in our heads that was causing the problems. I got this new edition, so I can see all the new advances in detecting brain damage. Since there is more emphasis on traumatic brain injuries, I find this book very informative and useful. I got one for my niece, after she got a concussion. Injuries doesn’t show up for weeks or months later. Glad Diane Stoler wrote her second book and since she also had concussions, she understand it as a patient and as a practicing psychologist. Good luck on her new book.
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- Gloria W

Extremely informative and easy to read for the expert and novice. Makes TBI understandable and provides hope for the afflicted and the ones who support them.

- Bill

I just wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful work. I have been working with people with ABI on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada since 1997 and I have been quoting you and loaning / recommending your book for well over 10 years. It is by far the best resource that I can give to people to help them to begin to normalize their experience, to understand their symptoms while acknowledging the strengths that remain as they adjust to their new lives – no matter the severity of the brain injury. I have quoted you in the grief and loss work that I do with ABI survivors and family members and your book has been a valuable resource as people transcend the experience of ABI and adjust to their rebuilt lives/selves. Over the years the books that I loan out gradually do not come back. In recent years there is a lot more information on the internet and many new books being published but I still find your book to be the best reference and the most “user friendly”. Since I just loaned out my last book and likely will not have this one returned I went online to purchase a few more and was thrilled to see your new book with even more information. You may not realize how far reaching your book has gone; helping those who do not have access to support groups or other resources, how many lives it has helped and you may never know how much you are appreciated. You have been a part of my life as a support to me in my work for many years now and I just wanted to make the time to let you know what a difference you make in the lives of others. People whom you will never see or hear from – but they are out there.
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- Linda, Vancouver Island, B.C. CA

We ordered your book over the weekend and it arrived yesterday. So fast!! I sat in bed this morning and cried as I read the very symptoms I had been experiencing since my fall last March 23. I’m not crazy and not alone. Doctors in the Atlanta area have been of no help so now armed with new knowledge I will set about finding someone to listen. I can’t wait to share your book with my husband who had a stroke of the cerebellum (at age 44) in June 1998 and has many of these maladies too. Both of our brains are drained tonight so Sat. we will talk. Friends and family affectionately call us the dizzies.
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- Gail and Tony P.

A virtual encyclopedia of concussion and its many treatments.

- Robert C. Cantu MD, FACS, FAANS, FACSM, Chairman Department of Surgery, Emerson Hospital, Concord MA, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine

“Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”, provides a thorough, detailed investigation into both the traditional medical and alternative hypotheses and treatments for concussive brain injury.

- William P. Meehan III, MD Director, Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention & Sports Concussion Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital

Incorporating detailed information, practical suggestions and personal insights, Dr. Stoler has compiled a must-have encyclopedia for managing life after concussion.

- Susan H. Connors, President/CEO Brain Injury Association of America

I chose the rating of 5 stars because this book was recommended to me by my therapist. It is as if the book was written about me.

- Sandy Ulver

My name is Kate. I am a massage therapy student, and subarachnoid hemorrhage survivor. I would like to tell you that your book, “Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury,” recommended to me by my speech language pathologist, has been an extremely important tool in my recovery. Thank you for all the work you do.
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- Kate R.

This is a great book for all people who have suffered a mild BI or for families of people with mild BI. Helps you better understand what the patient is going through.

- A. J. Uebelhoer, Windy City, USA

I gave this book 5 out of five stars because I could really relate to what was written in this book. I suffer from post concussion syndrome also known as mild traumatic brain injury. I learned a lot from just reading this book that the doctors haven’t even explained to me. Being armed with information about my mild traumatic brain injury I was able to be an advocate for myself when talking to my doctor about my continuing symptoms and understand what to expect.
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- Aaron Richard Wiles

I was excited to have found a copy of this book. The author of this book has also undergone brain trauma so it’s neat to be able to get an expert perspective and a personal perspective at the same time. This book is not afraid of talking about the degrees of severity of brain trauma one can encounter, whereas mainstream and uninformed physicians prefer to glance over because it ends up being extensive work on their end to understand the underlying nuances and atypical symptoms. It does not take much to create mild brain trauma exposure and unfortunately it goes highly undiagnosed. Stoler provides anecdotal examples of different people’s exposure to head trauma, even her own. You may recognize yourself in one of these stories. She establishes a few chapters devoted to some of the symptoms of brain trauma (ie dizziness, headaches, fatigue, headaches, motor coordination, etc.). A few of the chapters she gives insights in what procedures/treatments to do to start recovery from such issues (changing diet, avoiding sensitive foods, specialists to see, supplements, etc.). She also provides great advice as far as coping mechanisms for the individual with MTBI. I think this is an excellent book for people who have just discovered they or someone they care for has mild traumatic brain injury. She even goes into a little bit about the legal aspects of it. Because of this, I think this is an excellent resource for physicians, lawyers, and people who may deal with individuals in car accidents, or rehab who may not have had such trauma themselves but will now get a sense of the life adjustments their client or patient may have been going through or need to make. I thank Stoler for providing literature that describes the medical and research applications for MTBI and also a more personal trial representation about what the individual with MTBI is going through. This book will provide an excellent starting point for the patient, but it will be up to the individual with MTBI to do extensive research into how their particular MTBI is manifesting. For the individual with MTBI, they will be happy to know that someone out there understand their situation.
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- Danielle, USA

This book saved my sanity when it first came out. When I had a brain aneurysm in 1990, I didn’t understand my disability until this book came out in 1997. I read about mal Petits seizures, which I was having. Later, had a paralyzing one. I was in an adaptive exercise class with a nurse, told her about it and ordered the book for her too. She cried and told me the book validates all her complaints to her doctor. She was still working at Stanford’s Hospital at the time. Her doctor, as well as my doctor said it was all in our heads. They didn’t understand it themselves. This book helped me to realize what was happening to me, as well as the nurse.
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- Gloria W.

Dear Terri and Brainmaster folks… Very clear, very understandable for anyone who reads it, well organized. A lot of diverse information that is highly pertinent to anyone with mTBI problems or anyone treating people with those problems. I found it to be excellent and very much worth the money. Diane has said on another list serve that there is an updated version coming out this fall and I plan to buy that one,too, then. I think she does a beautiful job of explaining a complex topic so that it is easily understandable to anyone who reads it. I spent many years trying to teach psychology and psychiatry residents at UTMB to write with her kind of clarity and simplicity. Very few of them even approached her level. There are a lot of people out there who have suffered concussions and their long lasting effects who can easily identify those effects in themselves such as decreases in their multitasking abilities. I am glad you mentioned the “Timeless” book–I’ll look it up. If I get one good idea from a book, then I know I have more than gotten my money back.
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- Harold L Russell, PhD

Your book actually helped my brother understand that he also suffers from brain injury from several incidents. He had a total of 3 times that he hit his head and passed out, all occurring in the 70′s or early 80′s. Nobody really understood about head injuries back then and he was just labeled as a problem. Thanks for making your book detailed but still easy to understand, even for someone who has such a hard time comprehending the written word.
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- Kimberly Millhouse Alley

I read your book in the early days of my recovery when it became my encyclopedia of TBI! Many thanks for your work for all of us with brain injuries!!

- Louise M.

Thank you Diane for your remarkable book, Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. It has been my bedside bible for the last 20+ months. God Bless you for writing it! I have shared it with every provider and person I know who asks about MTBI.
When we asked Lisa if we could share her comments she added:
Please! Share away! And know that your groundbreaking book has made such a difference in my life. Really – it was a treasure map for identifying causes of symptoms and exploring a variety of treatments that were right for me. As a breast cancer survivor, I have been involved with Living beyond breast cancer for many years, and had access to unbelievable resources for education and support at that time in my life. Your book is the sole resource that comes close to providing similar professional resources and support for people facing MTBI.
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- Lisa Katharina Cooper

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