Psychiatric and behavioral disorders

G. Poggi, M. Liscio, A. Adduci, S. Galbiati

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Abstract

Psychiatric and behavioral disorders mainly manifest in patients with head trauma in any age range as a direct or indirect consequence of the brain lesion and may significantly affect recovery prospects both for rehabilitation purposes and re-entry into community. These problems are common to all recovery stages and vary according to the clinical stage, severity of the trauma as well as the patient's age. If untreated, these disorders tend to persist over time. Both the literature and clinical experience showed the efficacy of specific rehabilitation programs based on cognitive-behavioral methods in that this approach implies the simultaneous treatment of cognitive, affective, emotional and behavioral deficits. The intervention is scaled according to the patient's level on the Rancho Los Amigos Scale (LCF). This scale (LCF) is used to monitor the course of behavioral and psychiatric disorders in post-traumatic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalSAGGI - Child Development and Disabilities
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Behavioral and psychiatric disorders
  • Cognitive-behavioral intervention
  • Head trauma
  • LCF scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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