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Stroke and Rehabilitation: Psychological Perspectives

Jane Barton

in The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199733989
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199733989.013.0013

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Stroke and Rehabilitation: Psychological Perspectives

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It is important to recognize the traumatic experience of stroke and the psychological factors that are important in rehabilitation and recovery. A range of psychological experiences often occur following stroke, including grief and bereavement reactions, depression, and anxiety, as well as more problematic symptoms of post-traumatic stress. How people deal with and respond to these experiences will differ, and these responses, to some extent, will be influenced by other psychological factors, including patient beliefs and attitudes. Treatment programs should take account of psychological factors in recovery, with interventions being targeted at the level of the organization and health care system, as well as at the level of the individual.

Keywords: Psychological adjustment; trauma; disability; depression; cognitive impairment; emotional adjustment; care environments; psychological therapy

Article.  9767 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Health Psychology

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