Brainlash

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Brainlash

Maximize Your Recovery From Mild Brain Injury

Author:

Gail Denton
$24.95

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Description

Mild traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime in cars, sports, or workplace accidents, falls, or through physical assault, including domestic violence and shaken-baby syndrome. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a TBI.

Brainlash provides the tools and facts to make the recovery process more intelligible-- and to support the wide range of people affected by MTBI. For patients, family members, physicians and other health care providers, attorneys, health insurance companies, employers and others, it covers options and services, health and vocational issues, medicolegal topics, psychological and emotional implications, and more!

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Product Details

  • Publication Date January 02, 2008
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603408

About The Author(s)

Dr. Gail Denton

Dr. Gail L. Denton is both a psychotherapist and a brain injury survivor. She wrote Brainlash to make sense of her experience and to share what she learned along the way. She presents a way of understanding the depth and breadth of the road ahead for everyone involved in the process of recovery.

Table of Contents

"Introduction
Questionnaire
Case Studies
Lifestyle Changes and Challenges
For Family Members
Support Systems
Work
Driving
Play
Sex
Re-Entry. Executive Function
Attention Span and Overwhelm
Talking and Thinking
Sequencing
Stamina, Fatigue, and Energy
Risk and Initiation
Inhibitions and Appropriateness
New Abilities and New Skills
Retrain Your Brain
Remembering What You Know
Humor
Power Nap
A Good Brain Day
Journaling. Physical Issues
Vision
Pain
Relapse
Medical Therapies
Nutrition. Emotions and Denial
Depression
But What If . . . Ideations
Anger and Forgiveness
Self-Esteem
Deja Vu
Resources"

Interview With The Author

Why I Wrote "Brainlash": Gail Denton