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The Emotion Builder: An Intervention for Emotional Deficits after Brain Injury

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41HD077967-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41HD077967
Amount: $194,575.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NICHD
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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Indianapolis, IN 46202-4118
United States
DUNS: 78650379
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Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (317) 274-5935
Research Institution
BLOOMINGTON, IN 47405-1223
United States

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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often plagued with socio-emotional deficits that include difficulty identifying emotions in oneself (alexithymia), difficulty recognizing other peoples' emotions (impaired affect recognition), and empathy loss. These highly prevalent deficits, ranging between 39-70% of the moderate to severe TBI population, are significant because they are associated with poor emotional control, inappropriate behavior, negative social outcomes, and reduced community integration and quality of life. A major limitation of rehabilitation services is that there are no standard, evidece-based treatments for alexithymia, affect recognition, and empathy deficits after TBI. As a result, therapists andrehabilitation facilities are not equipped to adequately treat these impairments in patients with TBI. Consequently, there is a robust need for an intervention that can effectively address these socio-emotional problems. In order to meet this need, Em

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