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

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

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

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There is a small subset—it’s a significant subset of individuals who deal with depression. And I would say that the issues around depression have to do with how I interpret this life experience. Am I interpreting it in a very negative way such th... Show More

There is a small subset—it’s a significant subset of individuals who deal with depression. And I would say that the issues around depression have to do with how I interpret this life experience. Am I interpreting it in a very negative way such that I only see it associated with losses versus my willingness? And the ability to think beyond that — and move beyond the fact that — there have been some changes; there have been some losses. But what are my goals, and how do I get there? It’s often times moving beyond that initial sense of profound loss to keeping my eye on the goal. What is it I want to do, and how do I accomplish that?

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

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

More Videos by Terrie Price
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There is a small subset—it’s a significant subset of individuals who deal with depression. And I would say that the issues around depression have to do with how I interpret this life experience. Am I interpreting it in a very negative way such that I only see it associated with losses versus my willingness? And the ability to think beyond that — and move beyond the fact that — there have been some changes; there have been some losses. But what are my goals, and how do I get there? It’s often times moving beyond that initial sense of profound loss to keeping my eye on the goal. What is it I want to do, and how do I accomplish that?

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