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Psychiatry Newsletter - A Resource for Families Affected by TBI

Hopkins BrainWise - Summer 2015

A Resource for Families Affected by TBI

Date: June 15, 2015


The Traumatized Brain

As director of Johns Hopkins’ Brain Injury Clinic, Vani Rao has seen hundreds of patients with traumatic brain injury and the toll it takes on families. But, unable to find a book that explains the physical and emotional aspects in plain English, she and her former co-fellow, Sandeep Vaishnavi, decided it was time to write one.

Scheduled for release in October 2015, The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury addresses mild, moderate and severe brain trauma, with a focus on long-term consequences. The book begins with a primer on how the brain works; explains the emotional, behavioral and cognitive issues that can arise after TBI; and provides targeted tips for coping. “Our aim,” says Rao, “is to give voice to this silent epidemic and everyone affected by it.”

The book will be available from Johns Hopkins University Press: bit.ly/RaoTraumatizedBrain

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