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Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology

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Fractured Minds introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions of adults who have suffered brain damage. At one level, this is a book about the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over illness and disability that many "ordinary people" demonstrate when coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. At another level, it ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 17th 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1996)
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Jenni Ogden
Mar 15, 2012 Jenni Ogden rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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It seems inappropriate to give one's own book a 5 star rating, or indeed any rating, but I note that many authors do! Given that 5-star means "it was amazing" I have decided that in concert with this review, I can give it 5 stars because the stories I tell are amazing; not because of how I tell them‚how well I do or do not do that is not for me to say— but because of the patients and their families and friends whose stories these are. These people are truly amazing and I am forever humble that ...more
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Jenni Ogden has written a very readable book of case-studies in the field of clinical neuropsychology. She hasn't set out to "compete" with the likes of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat & Other Clinical Tales, but instead writes a mixture of data and of 'story'.

I borrowed this book from the library because I've been reading what I can about amnesia - so I've read both fiction and non-fiction. Because I had already read quite a lot, the section in this book didn't give me any new inform
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Case study books are always great to get a "feel" for what a patient with this disorder would look like. An excellent and original book in clinical np.
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Great case studies that are informal, yet very informative.
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