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Neuropsychological Treatment After Brain Injury

  • David W. Ellis
  • Anne-Lise Christensen

Part of the Foundations of Neuropsychology book series (FNPS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. David W. Ellis, Anne-Lise Christensen
      Pages 1-11
  3. Theory and Intervention

  4. Rehabilitation Programs: Application of Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. M. Elizabeth Sandel
      Pages 157-181
    3. Meredith M. Sargent
      Pages 183-219
    4. Nathaniel H. Mayer, Daniel J. Keating
      Pages 221-237
  5. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. David W. Ellis
      Pages 241-269
    3. Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Phyllis Lakin
      Pages 271-295
    4. Harvey E. Jacobs
      Pages 297-316
    5. William J. Haffey, John W. Scibak
      Pages 317-360
  6. Professional and Legal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 409-420

About this book

Introduction

DAVID W. ELLIS AND ANNE-LISE CHRISTENSEN 1 A BRIEF OVERVIEW In the past, most people who sustained catastrophic brain injury died. However, over the past several decades, sophisticated medical diagnostic techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), along with advances in emergency trauma procedures and neurosurgical pro­ cedures (e. g., intracranial pressure monitoring), have dramatically increased the survival rates for people who have survived such trauma. At the same time, because of population growth, the number of victims of brain trauma (primarily automobile accidents) has also risen [1]. As a result of their injuries, many of these people have developed severe disabilities that affect their lives and the lives of everyone around them. For those who survive, and their families, mere survival is not enough. Attention must be paid to the quality of their lives after the traumatic event. During the past 15 years, there has been an increasing focus on the develop­ ment of treatment techniques for brain injuries. Although the principal focus of this text is on the neuropsychological (i. e., neurological and psychological) aspects of treatment-both theory and technique-the book is also directed towards the broad variety of issues that affect survivors, their families, health­ care professionals, and the social milieu.

Keywords

Management attention intervention neurology rehabilitation trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • David W. Ellis
    • 1
  • Anne-Lise Christensen
    • 2
  1. 1.Mediplex Rehab-CamdenCamdenUSA
  2. 2.Center for Rehabilitation of Brain DamageUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1581-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8876-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1581-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0179
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