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The Traumatized Brain

A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury


Written by Vani Rao, MBBS, M.D., and Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D., Ph.D.

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In this book, neuropsychiatrists Vani Rao, MBBS, M.D., and Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D., Ph.D., experts in helping people heal after head trauma, explain how traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects the brain. They advise readers about: 

  • emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, mania, and apathy; 
  • behavioral symptoms such as psychosis, aggression, impulsivity, and sleep disturbances; 
  • cognitive functions like attention, memory, executive functioning, and language; and 
  • neurological symptoms such as headaches, seizures, and vision problems. 

Stressing that symptoms are real and are directly related to the trauma, the writers restore dignity to people with TBI and encourage them to ask for help.

Foreword by Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.