Brainlash: Maximize Your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 620 pages
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Brainlash: Maximize Your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury, 3rd Edition is an easily accessible guide that complements medical treatment for anyone with mild brain injury. Written by a psychotherapist who has experienced mild traumatic brain injury firsthand, its down-to-earth, practical advice covers virtually every aspect of the recovery process. You will find guidelines on self-esteem, stamina, support systems, intimacy issues, driving, nutrition, pain, and much more. This book is packed with up-to-date findings, the newest in brain injury technologies, a list of resources, and a comprehensive bibliography, and will answer all those questions your medical team may not.
 

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Contents

Questionnaire
19
LIFE ISSUES
31
For Family Members
49
Support Systems
68
Work
92
Driving
105
Play
113
Sexual Response
127
A Good Brain Day
336
THE PHYSICAL BODY
352
Vision
367
Relapse
390
Medical Therapies
398
Nutrition and the Low Glycemic Diet
432
The Healthy Brain Diet
442
Trauma Recovery and the Newly Fragile You
464

Reentry
140
Travel
157
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
168
Executive Functions
169
Attention Span and Overwhelm
185
Talking and Thinking
203
Sequencing
218
Stamina Fatigue and Energy
230
Risk and Initiation
253
Remembering What You Know
317
Power Nap
330
Fatigue Syndromes
472
Emotions and Denial
478
Depression
496
But What if Ideations
512
Anger and Forgiveness
519
SelfEsteem
525
Déjà Vu
539
Resources
547
Notes
555
Index
561
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