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Maximize Your Recovery From Mild Brain Injury

Author: Gail L. Denton PhD


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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!


Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 02, 2008
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603408
  • EISBN 9781934559901

Table of Contents 

Case Studies
Lifestyle Changes and Challenges
For Family Members
Support Systems
Re-Entry. Executive Function
Attention Span and Overwhelm
Talking and Thinking
Stamina, Fatigue, and Energy
Risk and Initiation
Inhibitions and Appropriateness
New Abilities and New Skills
Retrain Your Brain
Remembering What You Know
Power Nap
A Good Brain Day
Journaling. Physical Issues
Medical Therapies
Nutrition. Emotions and Denial
But What If . . . Ideations
Anger and Forgiveness
Deja Vu

Editorial Review(s) 

"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