Cracked : Recovering after Traumatic Brain Injury

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Cracked : Recovering after Traumatic Brain Injury

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 176 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781843100652
  • DDC分類 B

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At the age of 14, Lynsey Calderwood suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her physically unmarked but destroyed her memory. Thrust back into an apparently nonsensical world of which she had no recollection. Lynsey spiralled downwards into depression and eating disorders as she became socially ostracized. This is the story, in her own words, of Lynsey's quest to discover her identity, and, eventually, to come to terms with her disability. She faces devastating setbacks and her sense of loss, grief and rage is recalled. Courage and perseverance, coupled with her engaging sense of humour, see her through, and her tale should be an inspiration to anyone who has faced similar obstacles.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           7  (2)
Dr Robert McCabe
How I Felt in the Beginning 9 (7)
The Behavioural Unit 16 (16)
Diagnosis 32 (12)
The Mental Hospital, Rebellion + Bullying 44 (23)
Back to School + More Bullying 67 (17)
New School + New Friends 84 (20)
Anorexia, the Gym + Exercise Addiction 104(28)
My Gran 132(7)
The Brain Injured Community 139(7)
Sexual Identity 146(12)
Rehab + College 158(31)
Work 189(10)
Inspiration + The Road Ahead 199(24)
Reference 223