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What factors make adjustment to a spinal cord injury so difficult at first?

What factors make adjustment to a spinal cord injury so difficult at first?

Robin Dorman, PsyD

Clinical Health Psychologist, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago

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It's truly a feeling of being overwhelmed. To expect an experience of disbelief, of, kind of depression at times, of not having any sense of what the future might look like. It can be very helpful in that time for the person to be able to come to... Show More

It's truly a feeling of being overwhelmed. To expect an experience of disbelief, of, kind of depression at times, of not having any sense of what the future might look like. It can be very helpful in that time for the person to be able to come to some kind of understanding that other people around them do know a little bit more about what it might look like. And, that the supports around them, can help to bring in some of those insights in time. And, that nobody really expects them to understand anything at that moment. So, that feeling of being overwhelmed, and being completely clueless is completely expected.

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What factors make adjustment to a spinal cord injury so difficult at first?

Robin Dorman, PsyD

Clinical Health Psychologist, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago

More Videos by Robin Dorman
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It's truly a feeling of being overwhelmed. To expect an experience of disbelief, of, kind of depression at times, of not having any sense of what the future might look like. It can be very helpful in that time for the person to be able to come to some kind of understanding that other people around them do know a little bit more about what it might look like. And, that the supports around them, can help to bring in some of those insights in time. And, that nobody really expects them to understand anything at that moment. So, that feeling of being overwhelmed, and being completely clueless is completely expected.

What factors make adjustment to a spinal cord injury so difficult at first?
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