Dr. Karla Thompson Featured on WHYY's "Voices in the Family"

Karla Thompson, PhD, assistant professor and neuropsychologist at UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, recently was featured on WHYY's Voices in the Family, "The Body Betrayal," which highlighted struggles and transformation during recovery from injury.

Dr. Karla Thompson Featured on WHYY's "Voices in the Family" click to enlarge Dr. Karla Thompson

The following recording and text are from WHYY's website:

The Body Betrayal 

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It's never a good time to experience an injury or ailment, whether chronic or acute. We have things to do, places to go...how could we possibly take time away from our daily routines to heal? That's a common response to things that slow us down physically. Other reactions are depression, anger, or a tendency to ignore our compromised bodies. Certainly, physical injury and illness can have psychological implications born of life experience and personality.

On Voices in the Family, with guest host Jennifer Lynn: "the body's betrayal" - how the ways in which we address physical vulnerabilities affect how we feel about ourselves during and after the healing process. We'll hear from Voices in the Family's Dan Gottlieb, who's taking a brief leave of absence from the show following surgery for a bone infection. We'll also hear from F. Diane Barth, LCSW, and Karla Thompson, Ph.D.

The Body Betrayal 

Listen to the mp3

It's never a good time to experience an injury or ailment, whether chronic or acute. We have things to do, places to go...how could we possibly take time away from our daily routines to heal? That's a common response to things that slow us down physically. Other reactions are depression, anger, or a tendency to ignore our compromised bodies. Certainly, physical injury and illness can have psychological implications born of life experience and personality.

On Voices in the Family, with guest host Jennifer Lynn: "the body's betrayal" - how the ways in which we address physical vulnerabilities affect how we feel about ourselves during and after the healing process. We'll hear from Voices in the Family's Dan Gottlieb, who's taking a brief leave of absence from the show following surgery for a bone infection. We'll also hear from F. Diane Barth, LCSW, and Karla Thompson, Ph.D.