The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workbook: Your Program for Regaining Cognitive Function and Overcoming Emotional Pain

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A blow to the head or the dramatic acceleration and deceleration that occur in a serious car crash can cause a traumatic injury to the brain. At their most serious, these events are critical and life threatening, but even a mild incident can cause problems with memory, communication, and mental focus. What’s worse, this kind of cognitive function loss often causes other psychological symptoms like depression and low self-esteem. Fortunately, there are things anyone can do to recover from a mild traumatic brain ...

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Overview

A blow to the head or the dramatic acceleration and deceleration that occur in a serious car crash can cause a traumatic injury to the brain. At their most serious, these events are critical and life threatening, but even a mild incident can cause problems with memory, communication, and mental focus. What’s worse, this kind of cognitive function loss often causes other psychological symptoms like depression and low self-esteem. Fortunately, there are things anyone can do to recover from a mild traumatic brain injury, get back lost cognitive ability, and restore a healthy frame of mind.

If you or someone you love has suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, this engaging workbook will help you:

  • Learn the causes and symptoms of MTBI
  • Understand the brain injury recovery timeline
  • Manage medical care and set realistic goals for recovery
  • Recover memory, communication, and visuospatial ability
  • Cope with related symptoms like depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem
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“This book is just a small demonstration of Mason’s ability to use research in an effort to help teach professionals about traumatic brain injury and cognitive disorders. I am sure his peers will be interested in this piece of written work, as it contains credible content that accurately reflects the future of cognitive therapy.”
—Paul M. Johns, director of rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation services at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center at Orlando Regional Sand Lake Hospital
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572243613
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Workbook Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 636,218
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas J. Mason, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of people with brain injuries and other cognitive disorders. He is currently in private practice in central Florida. His practice is called The Memory Doctor, LLC.

To learn more, please visit him at www.thememorydoctor.com.

Dr. Marc I. Sharfman received his medical degree from The University of Health Science/Chicago Medical School. He interned and had his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. Dr. Sharfman is currently in private practice specializing in Neurological Injury Care and is on the volunteer faculty of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is a member of The American Medical Association, The American Academy of Neurology, and The World Federation of Neurology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2005

    Asphalt Avenger

    Let me begin by saying that I am writing this as a person who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and has experienced many of the things Dr. Mason describes in his workbook first hand. In my opinion Dr. Mason's book does a wonderful job of describing what an MTBI is, how it is caused, what the multi-range of results that can occur from an MTBI from neurological or neuropsychological damage, skull fractures, amnesia, brain lesions, and possibly death with detailed descriptions or each of these. Dr. Mason's book gives you an understanding of what the warning signs of an MTBI are and the steps to take in the event a loved one or co-worker should suffer one of these. Dr. Mason's book does an outstanding job of telling you about the cognitive domains of the brains and what their functions are, Ex.Memory- memory is a primary function that is often affected by MTBI. Memory disorders interfere with with numerous processes including learning, recall, and recognition. I also really applaud how Dr. Mason's book describes the types of MTBI which are Direct Contact Force and Diffuse MTBI. I'm starting to ramble a bit so let me sum it up by saying Dr. Mason's book does a wonderful job of recognizing symptoms, types, results, post MTBI symptoms you may have, the importance of going to all your medical appointments, getting the proper medical attention you need and the importance of setting goals for yourself to maximize your chances of recovery. It also teaches you how to deal with Anxiety which is a common effect of MTBI. Dr. Mason's book also has various cognitive exercies to help strengthen the various functions of the brain and as a person with an TBI I assure that these exercises along with cognitive therapy is a MUST for a proper chance of recovery. In closing, I believe Dr. Mason's book is very well written with an amazing amount of information designed to aid in the recovery of MTBI patients and I would highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    Excellent Program

    Nice comprehensive program for rehab of the brain. I enjoyed the exercises and actually felt some improvement in my thinking. Family especially liked the educational aspects of the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2005

    Very comprehensive and fun

    The book provides a first time presented self screening section along with a comprehensive cognitive rehab program.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2005

    Well done

    In the midst of the fear in trying to seek help for a family members head injury this book was given to us. It was a God Send. It still serves as our road map to health.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    I have seen Dr. Mason and have completed this book. This combin

    I have seen Dr. Mason and have completed this book. This combined with the Brain Boot Camp offer a nice program for recovery. We are using this in our support group.

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