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See Dr. Peter Breggin's Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy site to learn about and sign up for our upcoming Empathic Therapy Conferences!  We have a conference in Syracuse, NY, coming in the fall of 2014, and a conference upcoming Spring of 2015 in Michigan!  Sign up early--these conferences sell out~

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ToxicPsychiatry.org is an online library and newspaper project of the 501c3 nonprofit Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living, founded by Peter R. Breggin, MD and Ginger Breggin, working toward replacing the biological theories, diagnoses and treatments of "modern" psychiatry with better therapeutic and educational approaches

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Brain Damage Recovery

 

Brain Damage, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)"Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Impacted By Caregivers’ Emotions"; Posted by Paradigm on May 8, 2012 under Traumatic Brain Injury. Paradigm Outcomes.
"A recent study of the relationship between caregiver/family functioning and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation found that higher degrees of caregiver emotional health and stability translated to better patient outcomes. The study, available online as of March 2012 in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, took place at the Brain Injury Research Center in Houston. Researchers adjusted their findings for age, education, gender, ethnicity and other potentially confounding factors. Even with careful adjustments, they found a significant relationship between the emotional functioning of caregivers and greater social and occupational integration of traumatic brain injury patients. This relationship held as long as the individual with traumatic brain injury entered rehabilitative care within six months of the injury. TBI patients who entered rehabilitation programs more than six months after injury experienced no impact with regard to caregiver emotional function...." Read more here.