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Living with Physical Disability and Amputation

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781847091215

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 1st January 2011

Genre: Humanities / Religion & Beliefs / Religion: General

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According to the Department of Health, there are 8.7 million physically disabled people in the UK. Of these, some 460,000 people have spinal cord injuries and/or amputations. Acquiring a disability brings specific problems, not just in terms of confidence, self-esteem, and adapting to a new physical reality, but of the recognized medical phenomenon of limb disconnection, which involves a mismatch between the brain’s actual representation of the body shape and its physical appearance. There is plenty of mythology around ‘phantom limbs’ and similar, but this book takes an evidence-based look at the reality, and uses cognitive behavioural therapy and other methods to deal with it.

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