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Family Support Programs and Rehabilitation

A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Louise Margaret Smith
  • Hamish P. D. Godfrey

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

  • Louise Margaret Smith
    • 1
  • Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • 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
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0238-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0236-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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