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Maximize Your Recovery From Brain Injury

Third Edition

Gail Denton (author)

ISBN: 9781932603408

Publication Date: Jan 2008

Format: Paperback

This is a comprehensive guide that complements medical treatment for anyone with mild brain injury. Written in a down-to-earth, practical style, the book covers virtually every aspect of everyday life that a brain injury sufferer will need to recover, from driving and sex to self-esteem. It includes detailed options and services for patients, family members, physicians, attorneys, and anyone affected by this surprisingly common condition.

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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!


As a survivor of a brain injury, the author provides valuable insightsÇ does a good job of providing personal insights in an accessible, understandable, and practical way. - Elliot J Roth, MD, (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

"... Brainlash will prove invaluable for employers, support groups, health care providers, and legal representatives to better understand mild traumatic brain injury and recovery options. "--Midwest Book Review

"This comprehensive guide complements medical treatment for anyone with mild brain injury. Its down-to-earth, practical advice covers virtually every aspect of the recovery process... Brainlash provides the tools and facts to make the recovery process more intelligible and to support the wide range of people affected by mild traumatic brain injury."--American Rehabilitation

"Techniques used by Denton to help her in her own recovery are amazing and should be considered by others going through similar situations... Any person involved in any aspect of brain injury would do great benefit to themselves by reading this important book."-- From the Foreword by James S. Brady

Pages 341
Date Published 30 Jan 2008
Publisher Demos Health
Subject/s Family & health   Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Rehabilitation   Rehabilitation: brain & spinal injuries  
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; Dja Vu. Resources.

Dr. Gail 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.

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