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© 1995

Family Support Programs and Rehabilitation

A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury

Book

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 1-12
  3. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 13-33
  4. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 35-54
  5. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 55-83
  6. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 85-108
  7. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 109-128
  8. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 129-148
  9. Louise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    Pages 149-159
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-222

About this book

Introduction

The permanent effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not limited to the person who suffers the injury. People who care for the individual, particularly family members, suffer in various ways. Family members are often confused as to the behavioral and neuropsychological changes that they see in a brain-injured rela­ tive. They can become frustrated and angry when the individual does not return to premorbid levels of functioning. They can become tired and worn down from repeated problems in trying to manage the individual's difficulties while having only fragmented information regarding them. Drs. Smith and Godfrey have provided a useful service for family members by summarizing important neuropsychological changes associated with TBI and providing practical guidelines for coping with these problems. While the neuropsychological problems they describe are not completely understood, the authors provide a useful description of many of the neuro­ behavioral problems seen following TBI in young adults. They attempt to provide guidelines for family members that have practical utility in understanding and managing these patients. Theirs is a cognitive-behavioral approach that can have utility for this group of individuals. I applaud their efforts to provide something systematic and practical for family members.

Keywords

brain emotion rehabilitation trauma traumatic brain injury

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Family Support Programs and Rehabilitation
  • Book Subtitle A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Authors Louise Margaret Smith
    Hamish P. D. Godfrey
  • Series Title Critical Issues in Neuropsychology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0236-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-44932-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-0238-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-0236-8
  • Series ISSN 1572-4565
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Health Psychology
    Neuropsychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

`[The authors'] book is a welcome addition to our body of knowledge that we can pass on to family members in an effort to assist them in coping with a loved one who has suffered traumatic injury to the brain.'
from the Foreword by George Prigatano, Barrows Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona