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Psychiatric aspects of spinal cord injury

A. J. Lasich
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 42, No 4 | a1384 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v42i4.1384 | © 2019 A. J. Lasich | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 August 2019 | Published: 30 November 1986

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A. J. Lasich, Dept of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Natal,, South Africa

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Abstract

The nature of behavioural and emotional reactions displayed by persons with spinal cord injury are described and the value of psychiatric involvement in the routine management is discussed. The importance of emotional care of spinal cord injured patients is emphasized with reference to certain general principles. The psychiatrist should be accessible to both staff and patients for ventilation of feelings.

 


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