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If your loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know that its effects can be devastating and often difficult to understand It may feel as if your world has shifted on its axis, and youll never get your bearings. Navigating your way through the morass of doctors, medical terms, and the healthcare system can be daunting, especially when you want only whats best for the person you love. Dr. John Cassidy has devoted the past twenty-five years to helping families cope with traumatic brain injury; Mindstorms is his compassionate, comprehensive manual to demystifying this often frightening and life-changing condition. More than 6. 3 million Americans live with a severe disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. In fact, because its so commonplace, but little talked of, TBI is often referred to as the silent epidemic. In these pages, Dr. Cassidy walks you through the different types of brain injury; explodes the common myths surrounding it; demonstrates the ways in which TBI may affect memory, behavior, and social interaction; explores the newest options in treatment and rehabilitation; and shows you how to hold on to your own sense of self as you journey through. Along with the practical information youll need, Mindstorms offers a constellation of instructive, moving stories from families and patients who are slowly, but surely, finding their way back. Their experiences are sure to inspire you and yours.
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Mindstorms : The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Mindstorms : The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

About the Author

John W. Cassidy, MD, an award-winning neouropsychiatrist and former Harvard Medical School professor, founded the traumatic brain injury program at Boston's McLean Hospital and cofounded its neuropsychiatry unit. He is currently the president of Nexus Health Systems and lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife.

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Library Journal, Xpress Review, 6/12/09 "A genuinely supportive, well-written, and information-laden guide for caregivers." Birmingham News, 2/11/10 "Cassidy's book is a down-to-earth discussion of a complicated subject. Clear advice and grounded explanations make this a valuable book for anyone who wants to know more about traumatic brain injury." Metapsychology Online Reviews, 6/10/10 "A straightforward book...[Cassidy] writes in clear language using many examples from real life, and he is able to explain quite complicated information in simple terms...The book does provide hope that with determined effort, patience, the right medical and rehabilitation resources, and with a great deal of help from their families, people with severe TBI can succeed in their goal to make good lives for themselves."

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