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Special Issue Special Issue, Issue Trauma: an overview of its incidence and effects in the community - 2017

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Assessing Neuropsychological Implications of Trauma

Karen Addy1*, Annette Farrant2, Kate Humphreys3, Michelle Potts4

1Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Cheltenham and Liverpool.

2Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Cheltenham and Bristol.

3Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Cheltenham and London.

4Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Cheltenham and Milton Keynes.

Corresponding Author: Karen Addy, Hugh Koch Associates, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Tel: 01242 263 715; E-Mail: [email protected]

Received Date: 28 Apr 2017   
Accepted Date: 02 May 2017   
Published Date: 09 May 2017

Copyright © 2017 Karen Addy

Citation: Addy K, Farrant A, Humphreys K and Potts M. (2017). Assessing Neuropsychological Implications of Trauma. M J Case. 2: S002.

Special Issue: "Trauma: an overview of its incidence and effects in the community: two case studies".
Handled By Editor: Hugh Koch, Clinical psychologist, Cheltenham, U.K, Visiting professor to Stockholm University. Sweden.



Whilst accidents can often be a traumatic and emotional experience for many, the cognitive symptoms suffered after accidents can be as equally traumatic. The following paper explores how, in the context of a mild head injury, stress and anxiety relating to perceived cognitive impairments and the meaning of these can in themselves become a traumatic experience thus maintaining the cognitive and functional difficulties.


Neuropsychological Biopsychosocial Assessment; Anxiety; Depression; Trauma.

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