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Closed Head Injury: Psychological, Social, and Family Consequences

Neil Brooks

Following severe brain injury the immediate concern is a simple one--the survival of the patient. Subsequent prediction of the quality and extent of recovery becomes increasingly difficult. Although physical, e.g. sensory and motor, recovery dominates the first six months, psychological symptoms, which form the focus of this book gradually take precedence. These are of two main types: cognitive, with disturbances of memory, intellect, and information-processing; interpersonal/emotional, with disturbances of volition, emotional control, and behaviour. In this book the nature, severity, and management of deficits in these areas are examined in detail along with the fundamental pathophysiology of head injury, problems of measuring and defining outcome, its psychological and social consequences. The specific problems of head injuries to children are also discussed.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: May 3rd, 1984
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780192612526
  • Categories: Linguistics - GeneralPersonal Growth - Self-Esteem

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