LOA OPSTRUP & TROELS W. KJÆR
Troels W. Kjær is a consultant in the
Department of Neurophysiology at
Sjællands Universitetshospital and one of
Denmark’s leading neuroscientists.
Loa Opstrup is a psychotherapist, founder
of Samtaleterapi Kbh in Copenhagen,
specialising in the treatment of concussion.
April 2019, 320 pages
Louise Langhoff Koch
+45 2265 5368
Loa Opstrup & Troels Kjær: Hjernerystelse
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONCUSSION AND HOW
TO RECOVER FROM IT
Concussion, by its very nature, is a huge shock that can have knock-on effects in the short- and long-term. Some of us know of people whose lives have been turned upside down – life became a case of before and after the shock event.
But even after a concussion, there is a brighter future. It is possible to recover fully. Research has shown that the brain can change, and this means that it is able to get better again. The book is written like a guide for those who have suffered concussion.
Even though concussion differs from person to person, requiring individual treatment, there are similarities in the approach to rehabilitation. First you need to understand and respect the brain’s basic logical processes – what you do trains and strengthens you, and vice versa.
The widespread myth that you should lie down behind drawn curtains following concussion is laid to rest in this book. Instead you need to keep sufficiently active right from the start, so essential skills aren’t lost, but are maintained and strengthened. At the same time you need to take breaks, so as to recharge your batteries, enabling you to lead as good a life as possible.