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.