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What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after spinal cord injury?

What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after spinal cord injury?

Heather Taylor, PhD

Psychologist/Director of Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Services, TIRR Memorial Hermann - Houston

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For families it’s extremely difficult to deal with their own depression, their own anger, they’re angry that their loved one is hurt-we want to fix, we want to make it better. So making sure that we’re taking care of ourselves is re... Show More

For families it’s extremely difficult to deal with their own depression, their own anger, they’re angry that their loved one is hurt-we want to fix, we want to make it better. So making sure that we’re taking care of ourselves is really, really important. More often than not we have caregiver burnout, and you’ll hear that phrase, but it’s really just that pure exhaustion, not taking care of ourselves, not getting the help we need, not speaking with our friends, not finding a best friend who can support me on the side.

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What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after spinal cord injury?

Heather Taylor, PhD

Psychologist/Director of Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Services, TIRR Memorial Hermann - Houston

More Videos by Heather Taylor
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For families it’s extremely difficult to deal with their own depression, their own anger, they’re angry that their loved one is hurt-we want to fix, we want to make it better. So making sure that we’re taking care of ourselves is really, really important. More often than not we have caregiver burnout, and you’ll hear that phrase, but it’s really just that pure exhaustion, not taking care of ourselves, not getting the help we need, not speaking with our friends, not finding a best friend who can support me on the side.

What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after spinal cord injury?
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