2nd Edition

Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Edited By Tom McMillan, Rodger Wood Copyright 2017
    282 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    282 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    282 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    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


    Tom M. McMillan is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow, UK.

    Rodger Ll. Wood is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neuropsychology Swansea University, UK.


    ‘This is the second edition of a very successful first edition with new topics not covered in the first. The four sections of the book cover the field in a logical progression, from understanding the nature of the disability to service delivery and development. The contributors to this book have extensive clinical and research experience in the outcomes and treatment of brain injury, and there is value for the researcher but ever more so for the clinician. Although the focus is on traumatic brain injury, the lessons are applicable far beyond.’

    Donald T. Stuss, University of Toronto, Canada

    ‘This comprehensive, updated book comprises social and behavioural rehabilitation, vocational training, and family education in subjects with chronic functional impairments after traumatic injury. Operant conditioning is the main conceptual principle for regaining and improving "successful" and reducing disadvantageous behavioural repertoires. The authors are leading academics and practicing clinicians. The delivery of interventions by a transdisciplinary team crosses the traditional boundaries between the various disciplines engaged, but requires a high commitment of rehabilitation team members to work together. The integral methodological approach guarantees a tailor-made rehabilitation programme, where the patient is in the centre of therapeutic activities, which the main focus on ecological validity. In conclusion, this book represents an innovative highlight in neuropsychological rehabilitation, which I can definitely recommend to everyone working in this field.’

    Josef Zihl, University of Munich, Germany