It 's been called the "silent epidemic." More than 5.3 million Americans live with a severe disability caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and families are often at a loss to understand a condition that can leave their loved one a seemingly different person. In warm, accessible prose, Dr. John W. Cassidy, renowned neuropsychiatrist and former Harvard Medical School professor, demystifies TBI and offers invaluable practical information. With more than 25 years' experience, he weaves together patients' stories to reveal how other families have coped, while also explaining, among other topics, how brain injury originates and may affect behavior; the newest treatment/rehabilitation options; and the major issues family members may face--and what they can do about them.
"Mindstorms" is at once a comprehensive, realistic, and hopeful guide for anyone helping a loved one weather the storms of brain injury.
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