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9781472144461

Surviving Stroke The Story of a Neurologist and His Family

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472144461

  • ISBN10:

    1472144465

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-10-19
  • Publisher: Robinson
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Summary

In October 2016, Udo Kischka suffered a severe stroke. A large intra-cerebral bleed, a bleed deep in the right side of his brain.

He was not a typical stroke patient: Professor Kischka was a neurologist and specialist in stroke rehabilitation.
Like all stroke patients, he embarked on a journey of recovery. In his case, it was a re-education in his field of expertise. When he uttered the words, 'This is a life changing event' to his wife a few hours after the stroke, he had no idea just how life changing it would be or that there would be still be a good life to be had.

Written by experts on both sides of the fence - a stroke victim who is a stroke specialist, and a psychologist who helps others and now has to help herself and her family - this is a personal and brutally honest story of a family's survival.

This accessible and relatable book provides insight and realistic hope about what might lie ahead following a stroke, as well as offering both practical and emotional support.

Author Biography

Helen Kennerley (Author)
Dr Helen Kennerley is a consultant clinical psychologist and CBT therapist (NHS) and university tutor (University of Oxford), as well as a founding fellow of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. She is the author of Overcoming Anxiety (Robinson, 2014), Managing Anxiety (OUP, 1995), How to Beat Your Fears and Worries (Robinson, 2011), Overcoming Childhood Trauma (Robinson, 2000) and An Introduction to Coping with Childhood Trauma (Robinson, 2011), and co-author of An Introduction to CBT (SAGE, 2016).

Udo Kischka (Author)
Professor Udo Kischka is a retired consultant neurologist in neuro-rehabilitation (NHS), an academic visitor (University of Oxford) and research visiting fellow (Oxford Brookes University). He is co-editor of TheHandbook of Clinical Neuropsychology (OUP, 2010) and the co-author of Head Injury (OUP, 2009).

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