Neurobehavioural disability (NBD) follows many forms of serious brain injury and is a major constraint on social independence. This book brings together a group of leading academics and practising clinicians to provide an overview of the nature of NBD, considering how it translates into social handicap, and what can be done to address associated problems, through social and behavioural rehabilitation, vocational training and family education.
This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the field, exploring the range of cognitive, emotional, and behavioural effects of brain damage most commonly associated with damage to the frontal and associated structures of the brain that govern social behaviour. This edition also features increased emphasis on psychological interventions, as well as new chapters on brain imaging, pharmacotherapy and assistive technology for disability.
Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury is essential reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and neurologists working in brain injury rehabilitation. The book will also be of interest to relatives of those with brain injury seeking better knowledge to understand neurobehavioural disability, as well as the growing number of therapy care assistants, case managers, support workers, and social workers responsible for the day to day care of brain injured people in the community.
Preface Part 1: Nature and Impact 1. Neurobehavioural disability over the past four decades Andrew Worthington, Rodger Wood, Tom McMillan 2. Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation: A Developing Paradigm Andrew Worthington, Nick Alderman 3. Disorders of Emotional Recognition and Expression Claire Williams, Rodger Wood 4. Disorders of impulse control after traumatic brain injury Rodger Wood 5. Neurobehavioural Disability and the Criminal Justice System Tom McMillan,Huw Williams 6. Neurobehavioural Disorders and the Family Jeff Kreutzer, Jenny Marwitz, Caron Gan Part 2: Assessment Methodologies 7.Problems Assessing Executive Dysfunction in Neurobehavioural Disability Rodger Wood, Erin Bigler 8. Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Neurobehavioural Disability and Social handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury Erin Bigler Part 3: Treatment and Rehabilitation Executive impairments Jon Evans 9. Challenging Behaviour Nick Alderman 10. Impaired Self-awareness, Adjustment and Empathy Hamish McLeod, Fi Ashworth, Tom McMillan 11. Anxiety and Depression after Traumatic Brain Injury Jennie Ponsford 12. Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance following Traumatic Brain Injury Jennie Ponsford 13. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury George Prigatano and Christian Salas 14. Pharmacological Therapy Richard Greenwood and Simon Fleminger 15. Assistive Technology, Disability and Rehabilitation Brian O’Neil and Alex Gillespie Part 4: Service Delivery and Development 16. Service provision for NBR: Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness Sara Ramos,Michael Oddy, Tom McMillan 17. Looking forward Tom McMillan, Jennie Ponsford and Breda Cullen
From being an area primarily on the periphery of mainstream behavioural and cognitive science, neuropsychology has developed in recent years into an area of central concern for a range of disciplines.
We are witnessing not only a revolution in the way in which brain-behaviour-cognition relationships are viewed, but also a widening of interest concerning developments in neuropsychology on the part of a range of workers in a variety of fields.
Major advances in brain-imaging techniques and the cognitive modelling of the impairments following brain injury promise a wider understanding of the nature of the representation of cognition and behaviour in the damaged and undamaged brain.
Neuropsychology is now centrally important for those working with brain-damaged people, but the very rate of expansion in the area makes it difficult to keep with findings from the current research.
The aim of the Brain, Behaviour and Cognition series is to publish a wide range of books that present comprehensive and up-to-date overviews of current developments in specific areas of interest.
These books will be of particular interest to those working with the brain-damaged. It is the editors' intention that undergraduates, postgraduates, clinicians and researchers in psychology, speech pathology, and medicine will find this series a useful source of information on important current developments.
The authors and editors of the books in the series are experts in their respective fields, working at the forefront of contemporary research. They have produced texts that are accessible and scholarly. We thank them for their contribution and their hard work in fulfilling the aims of the series.