Concussion, even in its mildest form, can have lasting effects on the individual in a way we're only just beginning to understand. Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI), concussion and post-concussion syndrome have previously been conservatively managed with recommendations for 'rest'. But even mild brain injuries and post-concussion syndrome can have an enormous impact on life, long after the 3 months during which they are expected to resolve. There are also significant differences between the way in which concussion affects men and women respectively, as this new research shows.
If concussion or an mTBI are affecting you, there is much in this book to help and support your symptoms. Neuropsychologist Dr Priyanka Pradhan has pulled together the latest research to provide a complete manual for overcoming the impact of any mild brain injury. Her book explains what a concussion is and how it may present, and give practical strategies for managing persistent symptoms. Such strategies include not only how to ask for professional and specialist medical help (and where to get it from), but also self-management techniques that draw on things like EMDR, craniosacral therapy and osteopathy. Understanding and Living Well After Concussion also explains the importance of sleep and diet, and includes significant psychological and emotional support for mental wellbeing and recovery, a support that is often missing from the clinical pathway for post-concussion syndrome.
This book is an essential resource for anyone who feels that they need insight, practical help and emotional support into what is often perceived as an almost-invisible illness, but one which is very real for you or your loved one.
About the Author:
Dr Priyanka Pradhan is a chartered clinical psychologist and registered clinical neuropsychologist at St George's Hospital in London. She specialises in behavioural activation, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy and traumatic brain injury.
She has over 20 years of experience in neurology and physical health and worked in a wide range of NHS institutions such as community neurological rehabilitation and tertiary diagnostic services.
Dr Pradhan's aim as a neuropsychologist is to draw upon all aspects of the patient including physical, emotional, cognitive, social and cultural status to provide support to clients and families that present with a wide range of psychological and clinical problems.