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The Psychopharmacology of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • C. Thomas Gualtieri

Abstract

Advocates insist that the clinical needs of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients are different from those of other patients. In this contention, they are probably correct. TBI patients are not like stroke patients, or cerebral palsy (CP) patients, or developmentally handicapped patients, or psychiatric patients; they are different, and they are unique. Physicians and therapists who were originally trained with other patient groups soon discover that major adjustments in therapeutic approach are necessary when the sequelae of TBI are at issue. So it is, too, when pharmacological approaches are brought to bear.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Dopamine Agonist Beta Blocker Essential Tremor Tardive Dyskinesia 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Thomas Gualtieri
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.North Carolina NeuropsychiatryChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Rebound, Inc.HendersonvilleUSA

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