Living with the characterologically altered brain injured patient.

  title={Living with the characterologically altered brain injured patient.},
  author={Muriel D Lezak},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={39 7},
Characterological defects secondary to brain injury tend to disrupt normal family interaction patterns and create adjustment problems for the patient's close family members. Social and psychological ties, expectations, and vulnerabilities make caretaking spouses and dependent children particularly susceptible to emotional stresses. Unrealistic expectations often compound these problems. Almost all family members experience some depression. Counseling family members can improve the quality of… CONTINUE READING

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