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Brain Injury And Zyprexa
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Are you concerned about re-injury? Was it a traumatic brain injury? Frontal lobe affected? Have you been diagnosed with depression or post traumatic stress disorder? This is not a simple subject- It isn't one we can answer on HealthTap Basic. It is worth discussing with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more
OCD is an uncommon, : but well-documented, consequence of TBI. The pattern of OCD, I.e., the types of obsessions & compulsions, are very similar amongst patients with TBI, whether they have mild TBI & normal MRI's or moderate & severe TBI with bruising of the the fronto-temporal cortex, subcortical structures (caudate nucleus) or both on their MRI's. Just one more thing for which you need therapy &, maybe, medication. ...Read more
Traumatic braininjur: I feel empathy for your traumatic brain injury. Xanax (alprazolam) is used for Treatment of Anxiety. If you are very worried, upset, irritable, tense; and brooding, Xanax (alprazolam) can help. See Neurologist for Diagnosis and present status of your traumatic brain injury. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Diagnosis of Anxiety • Benefits and side effects of Xanax (alprazolam) • Therapy for stresses in life; and to develop coping skills ...Read more
Can a brain injury cause derealization or depersonalization? I've been feeling like this condition
Possible: Suffering a traumatic brain injury(TBI) can present with multiple types of psychiatric presentations. Your derealization/depersonalization could occur. You need to be examined by a specialists and rule out other causes and then provide some help either counseling or medications to help you ...Read more
Could I have a brain injury? My fiance and I were play fighting, and I hit the side of my head on the wooden nightstand.
Check these things: Did you lose consciousness when you hit your head? Is there a lot of pain and swelling at the site where you hit? Are you having a severe headache? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you should be seen right away by a doctor. Also some brain injuries can show up a few weeks after the injury so be aware of new headache or pain. See doctor or go to Emergency if you are not sure. ...Read more
Why have i got agression and anger problems with my brain injury? and how can i control it? I can't control anything anymore
TBI help: This is a very common TBI side effect. The injury location is probably the main culprit. Your emotional response to having suffered an injury can also lead to anger. I like this article below because it highlights some strategies you can try on your own. http://www.brainline.org/content/2013/06/anger-following-brain-injury_pageall.html ...Read more
I am a 58 year old man who had a massive brain injury almost 30 yrs ago. I have a constant need to urinate. Sometime even after just going.
Not fully clear: Have you had these urinary problems for 30 yrs, or is this recent? Brain trauma could affect bladder, but this would have been worse early on. If recent onset, question of an infection or a new problem affecting spinal cord, or even the presentation of diabetes mellitus. ...Read more
Can anexity cause conflicting thoughts? Slightest contact to my head an I fear brain injury. I think im fine but doubt makes me fear the worse.
Conflicting thoughts: is more likely the source of the anxiety, not the other way around. You MAY also have some health anxiety. Please see your doctor to make sure all is well and then a mental health professional to learn ways to cope w/anxiety. You are young and working on this already so there is much reason to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I lost my sex drive,never in that mood since my brain injury happened its now been over a year for my injury still nothin is all this permently gone?
Brain injury: A head injury can have profound effects on personality, hormone function, and cognitive ability. It is important to see an endocrinologist to exclude pituitary dysfunction. Likewise, neuropsychological testing will uncover any cognitive deficits. Clinical depression can occur after a brain injury and lead to a lack of energy or enthusiasm for life and for sex. See a brain rehab physician. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Since my brain injury 2 years ago i have a fear of germs and catching things is this normal for a brain injury i wasn't like this before it happened?
Regarding the paradoxal affect of the drug ambein on patients brain trauma. I suffer from a brain injury i would like to know of any clinical trails ?
Clarification: If you are asking how to learn about your functional profile after a head injury, the ideal way to go is to see a physician who specialized in brain injury first. Neuropsychological testing, if done to standard, can be very helpful in clarifying domain strengths and areas affected. Brain imaging obtained well after an injury can be helpful but less so as it does not speak to function. good luck ...Read more