Understanding and Coping with Neurological Impairment


  • Robert J. Gregory PhD

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    • Robert Gregory is a senior lecturer in the department of psychology at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Department of Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


Neurological impairment includes many specific types of changes in the central and the peripheral nervous systems, and the range of variation is enormous. This article presents a case study of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a particular neurological syndrome that affected the author. Patients, families, caregivers, and health professionals may find the insights useful for understanding and appreciating neurological impairments and for acting in ways that will be helpful to those with a neurological impairment.