Rehabilitation of the Brain-Damaged Adult

  • Gerald Goldstein
  • Leslie Ruthven

Part of the Applied Clinical Psycology book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 1-43
  3. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 93-117
  4. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 118-158
  5. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 159-210
  6. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 211-243
  7. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 244-251
  8. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 252-290
  9. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 291-327
  10. Gerald Goldstein, Leslie Ruthven
    Pages 328-331
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 333-362

About this book


Basic Issues in Rehabilitation of the Brain Damaged Definitions Because of the vagueness surrounding the term brain damage, it is nec­ essary at the outset to define the population to which this book may have some application. Although it is usual to speak of the brain­ damaged patient in a general way, the conditions referred to cover a variety of specific disorders. In this book we will be discussing only individuals who become brain-damaged as adults. We will be ad­ dressing ourselves specifically to adults who have sustained demon­ strable, structural brain damage. Those conditions in which brain dys­ function is a possible etiological agent, such as a number of functional psychiatric disorders, will not be considered. Thus the entire topic of mental retardation and early life brain damage will not be treated here, nor the many problems associated with minimal brain damage syn­ dromes in school age children. Modern psychiatric thinking has tended to blur the distinction between the so-called functional and organic disorders (d. Shagass, Gershon, & Friedhoff, 1977), but we would ad­ here to the view that the patient with structural brain damage contin­ ues to present relatively unique assessment and treatment problems. Furthermore, the emphasis of this book will be placed on individ­ uals with nonprogressive, chronic brain damage.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Gerald Goldstein
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leslie Ruthven
    • 3
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  3. 3.WichitaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3134-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3132-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7820
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