What Keeps People from Moving Forward After a Brain Injury?

After a TBI, no one wants to think that they are stuck with long-term symptoms like short-term memory loss, cognitive impairment, slow processing, and so forth. Acceptance can be especially hard for perfectionists and high achievers; they have a hard time accepting the loss of who they once were.

Posted on BrainLine July 30, 2012.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough, Justin Rhodes, and Ashley Gilleland, BrainLine.

About the author: Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD

Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at VCU. He serves as Director of Virginia's TBI Model System, a position he has held since 1987. He also coordinates VCU Health System outpatient services for families and persons with brain injury.

Dr. Jeffrey Kreutzer