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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?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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Family members have more sadness, more depression in the sense of grief. Some of them will have even some guilt associated with that grief that somehow they weren’t able to be there to prevent their family member from becoming disabled or not being... Show More

Family members have more sadness, more depression in the sense of grief. Some of them will have even some guilt associated with that grief that somehow they weren’t able to be there to prevent their family member from becoming disabled or not being able to give them the fix—especially parents, they think that they are somehow supposed to protect and give their children everything they need to cope in life, and this is one of the times they can’t do that.

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

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

More Videos by Samuel Gordon
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Family members have more sadness, more depression in the sense of grief. Some of them will have even some guilt associated with that grief that somehow they weren’t able to be there to prevent their family member from becoming disabled or not being able to give them the fix—especially parents, they think that they are somehow supposed to protect and give their children everything they need to cope in life, and this is one of the times they can’t do that.

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