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Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Yes, not permanent: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury (tbi) commonly affecting 4 areas: thinking, emotion, sleep and body. Symptoms affecting thinking are poor concentration, slow thinking; emotional are irritability, sadness, anxious ; sleep are increased sleeping, trouble falling or staying asleep; body are headache, nausea, dizzy, sensitivity to light or sounds. If you have any of these see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more


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Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.

Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.

Reassurance : No, this is temporary condition and resolutions depend on severity of injury. Be well and take rest seriously. Rest is the therapy. ...Read more

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How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

Could be a few days: Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate: like headache, vomiting or passing out or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as: concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise , sleep disturbances , psychological adjustment problems and depression, disorders of taste and smell. ...Read more

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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

Concussion: If you have had concussion before and the current problem is back, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Once you have recovered don't forget not to lean back in a chair. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

Head injuries: A closed head injury refers to an injury to the head without fracture of the skull or intrusion through the skull. The brain may not be involved. A concussion is the mildest for of a brain injury. M. ...Read more

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Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

It may take time: If i interpret your question correctly, you have had a concussion and have had a ct scan that was negative. Your physician has made the diagnosis of concussion. This is a clinical diagnosis based on your complaints, physical findings, history you have provided. ...Read more

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I suffered a head injury (concussion) a couple months ago and since then I have been craving ice. Are the two related?

Pagophagia: Pagophagia is a form of the disorder pica involving the compulsive consumption of ice or iced drinks. It has been associated with iron deficiency anemia and shown to respond to iron supplementation. Some believe that some forms of pica may be the result of nutritional deficiency. Chewing ice may lessen pain in glossitis related to iron deficiency anemia. No association with head injury. ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should you stay awake after getting a head injury even if you don't know its a concussion?

How long should you stay awake after getting a head injury even if you don't know its a concussion?

See a doc if worried: In the old days, people were advised to stay awake, or have someone wake them up periodically to make sure they were ok after a head injury. Unfortunately, this is not a very good technique. If you are worried that you have a significant head injury, you should get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more