The Traumatized Brain

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be extremely frightening and confusing for those closely affected by the issue. The emotional impact is overwhelming, and finding ways to understand and discuss this complex disorder can be quite difficult. To help, Carolina Partners’ own Dr. Sandeep Vaishnavi, along with Dr. Vani Rao, has written The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury.

TBI can cause a multitude of cognitive and physical issues such as mood changes, memory problems, vision or hearing loss, seizures, difficulty with movement, depression, and anxiety. An individual's entire personality can go through drastic changes as a result of TBI. Family members, especially those of younger sufferers of TBI, often fail to recognize that behavioral and emotional changes in a loved one over time may not be psychological, but neurological.

Informed by their own clinical expertise, doctors Vaishnavi and Rao use easy-to- understand language to break down the basics of neuroscience and brain function. The symptoms and warning signs of TBI are discussed in clear detail alongside strategies for dealing with TBI’s effects, providing an essential manual for any person directly affected by - or interested in - TBI.

With The Traumatized Brain, doctors Vashnavi and Rao have given readers - from family members of loved ones with TBI to caregivers of TBI patients to TBI survivors themselves - an important source of knowledge and inspiration for understanding and tackling the many challenges of traumatic brain injury.

Editorial Reviews

“We can thank Drs. Rao and Vaishnavi for this remarkable contribution to patients, families, and clinicians. Few professionals, doctors included, know how to deliver their highly informed knowledge and experience in ways that lay readers can comprehend and use.”

(New York Journal of Books)

“Individuals who have experienced a TBI, as well as their families, will find this book useful and comforting, both for its clear explanations and its clinical guidance.”

(Library Journal)

“The Traumatized Brain puts victims and their families back in command: rewiring the brain, reshaping behaviors, inspiring compassion, and restoring one’s sense of self.”


“An approachably human and effectively informative book on a complicated and painful injury.”

(Johns Hopkins Magazine)

” The Traumatized Brain remains a valuable resource for brain-injured clients and their caregivers, and it can help bridge the language reference gap between providers and patients.”


“Authors Vani Rao and Sandeep Vaishnavi write with a sense of warmth and care that is certain to help those who want to learn more about a timely subject…very accessible for a wide range of readers and an excellent resource.”

(American Reference Books Annual)

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