Biopsychosocial Approaches in Neurorehabilitation: Assessment and Management of Neuropsychiatric, Mood and Behavioural Disorders

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W. Huw Williams, Jonathan J. Evans
Psychology Press, 2003 - Medical - 336 pages
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There has been significant progress in the field of neurorehabilitation over the past twenty years, particularly in the assessment and management of cognitive impairment. More recently, the stakeholders in neurorehabilitation - clinicians, researchers, purchasers of services and clients - have become aware of the need to develop systems and services for managing the wide ranging psycho-social sequelae of acquired brain injury (ABI). Mood, behavioural and neuropsychiatric conditions have been found to be highly prevalent. Such disorders, at clinical or sub-clinical levels, are disturbing for clients themselves, and for their families, and present a challenge for enabling survivors to regain social roles. Many individuals also experience difficulties in related areas, such as pain management, drug and alcohol misuse, and in maintaining relationships. Given the wide-ranging psychological, psychiatric, health and social sequelae of ABI, rehabilitation services are often responding to people whose needs are complex and for which the evidence base for practice may be limited. In this Special Issue of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, leading international experts provide reviews of current thinking on mood, behaviour and neuropsychiatric conditions, along with issues of drug and alcohol use, pain, sexuality and relationships after brain injury. Assessment and management issues are addressed, along with implications for service delivery in developed and in developing world contexts. This Special Issue will be invaluable to a wide range of neurorehabilitation professionals including clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists, and case managers. The volume will also be of benefit to those planning or purchasing brain injury rehabilitation services.

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Psychological adjustment social enablement and community integration
Rehabilitation of the emotional problems of brain disorders in developing countries
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One of the UK's leading freelance action sports journalists

DR. TONY EVANS is senior pastor of the 7,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and President of
the Urban Alternative. His radio broadcast, The Alternative, can be heard on more than 500 radio
stations daily throughout the U.S. and worldwide. JONATHAN EVANS is the son of Dr. Tony Evans
and a former standout fullback at Baylor University. A frequent communicator on living out your
faith as an athlete, Jonathan is committed to developing the next generation of devoted Christian athletes.
DILLON BURROUGHS is a freelance writer and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.
He has written for numerous Christian publications including "Leadership Journal," "Group Magazine,"
and "Discipleship Journal."

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