- SELF STUDY MODULES
- 1. Intro to TBI
- 2. Communication
- 3. Skills for independence
- 4. Cognitive changes
- 5. Behaviour changes
- 6. Sexuality
- 7. Case management
- 8. Supervising staff
- 9. Mobility & motor control
- 10. Mental health & TBI:
- 11. Mental health problems
and TBI: diagnosis
- 12. Working with Families
after Traumatic Injury:
- 10.0 Aims
- 10.0A Take the PRE-Test
- 10.1 Mental health & mental illness
- 10.2 Why identify mental health problems after TBI
- 10.3 Why a person might get a mental health problem
- 10.4 The brain and mental health problems
- 10.5 Types of mental health problems after a TBI
- a) Depression
- b) Psychosis
- c) Anxiety
- d) Personality change
- 10.6 Fatigue and problems initiating activities
- 10.7 Issues in using:
- a) Drugs & alcohol
- b) Pain killers
- c) Natural therapies
- 10.8 Treatment challenges
- 10.9 Who to see - services available
- 10.10 Take home messages
- 10.11 Resource
- 10.12 Take the POST-test
The resources here are primarily resources about Mental Health problems.
Fact sheets, podcasts, references
Synapse Fact sheets
Mental Illness Fellowship Fact sheets
Mental Health Association of NSW Fact sheets
Sane Australia Fact sheets podcasts
Black Dog Institute Fact sheets
Podcasts and videos
Podcasts: Dr Jungfer 2004
The following podcasts are the sound tracks from video lectures.
Organisations & website
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Take the TEST
Taking the TEST is a way of checking you have learnt the key concepts. It can also be a way of showing your organisation evidence that you have worked on the module.
The TEST includes 7 questions on the module content. You will also be able to access sample answers once you have completed the test.
Recommended reading and references
Mood disorders following traumatic brain injury: chapter 4 : in The behavioural and emotional complications of traumatic brain injury. SF Crowe. Taylor and Francis. New York 2007.
Mood disorders RE Jorge, RG Robinson. Chapter 10 In; Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Ed. JM Silver, TW McAllister, SC Yudofsky. American Psychiatri Press. Washington DC, 2011.
Clinical considerations for the diagnosis of major depression after moderate to severe TBI. RT Steel, S Macciocchi, JS Kreuter. J. Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol 25 (2), 99 – 112. 2010
Psychotic disorder due to traumatic brain injury: DE Fujii, NP Armstrong and I Ahmed. Chapter 13, in The Sectrum of Psychotic Disorder; Neurobiology, Etiology and Pathogenesis. Ed D Fujii, I Ahmed. Cambridge Press, United Kingdom. 2007.
Schizophrenia-like psychosis and traumatic brain injury. PS Sachdev. Chapter 13 in Secondary Schizophrenia. Cambridge Press. New York 2010.
Psychotic Disorder: A Wakin, D Malaspina, M Perrin, TW McCallister, C Corcoran. Chapter 11 : in Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Ed. JM Silver, TW McCallister, SC Yudofsky. American Psychiatric Publishing. Washington 2011.
Anxiety Disorders, Chapter 4 in : The behavioural and emotional complications of traumatic brain injury. SF Crowe. Taylor & Francis. New York, 2007.
Post traumatic stress disorder. MS Jaffee, JE Kennedy, FO Leal, KS Meyer. Chapter 12: In Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Ed. J Silver, TW McCallister, SC Yudofsky. American Psychiatric Press. Washington 2011.
Personality change: GJ O’Shanick, AM O’Shanick, JA Znotens. Chapter 13, In Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Ed. J Silver, TW McCallister, SC Yudofsky. American Psychiatric Press. Washington 2011
Organic Personality Change. Chapter 3 in: The behavioural and emotional complications of traumatic brain injury. SF Crowe. Taylor & Francis. New York, 2007.
Reading, books, videos and general resources at www.ABIStaffTraining.info