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The traumatized brain : a family guide to understanding mood, memory, and behavior after brain injury / Vani Rao, MBBS, MD, and Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD ; foreword by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH.

Rao, Vani, 1958- (Author). Vaishnavi, Sandeep, 1973- (Added Author). Rabins, Peter V., writer of foreword. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781421417950
  • ISBN: 1421417952
  • Physical Description: xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 189) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Brain structure, function, and recovery. The inner workings of the brain ; The structure of the brain ; Types of traumatic brain injury ; Influences on recovery after traumatic brain injury -- Emotional problems caused by the traumatized brain. Depression ; Anxiety ; Mania ; Apathy -- Behavioral problems caused by the traumatized brain. Psychosis ; Aggression ; Impulsivity ; Sleep disturbances -- Cognitive problems caused by the traumatized brain. Attention ; Memory ; Executive function ; Language -- Other common problems caused by the traumatized brain. Headaches ; Seizures ; Vision -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "A traumatic brain injury is a life-changing event, affecting an individual's lifestyle, ability to work, relationships-even personality. Whatever caused it-car crash, work accident, sports injury, domestic violence, combat-a severe blow to the head results in acute and, often, lasting symptoms. People with brain injury benefit from understanding, patience, and assistance in recovering their bearings and functioning to their full abilities. In The Traumatized Brain, neuropsychiatrists Drs. Vani Rao and Sandeep Vaishnavi - experts in helping people heal after head trauma - explain how traumatic brain injury, whether mild, moderate, or severe, affects the brain. They advise readers on how emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, mania, and apathy can be treated; how behavioral symptoms such as psychosis, aggression, impulsivity, and sleep disturbances can be addressed; and how cognitive functions like attention, memory, executive functioning, and language can be improved. They also discuss headaches, seizures, vision problems, and other neurological symptoms of traumatic brain injury. By stressing that symptoms are real and are directly related to the trauma, Rao and Vaishnavi hope to restore dignity to people with traumatic brain injury and encourage them to ask for help. Each chapter incorporates case studies and suggestions for appropriate medications, counseling, and other treatments, and ends with targeted tips for coping."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Brain damage > Complications.
Brain damage > Patients > Rehabilitation.
Head > Wounds and injuries > Complications.
Head > Wounds and injuries > Patients > Rehabilitation.
Brain Damage, Chronic > complications.
Brain Damage, Chronic > rehabilitation.
Craniocerebral Trauma.

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