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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

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 more

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Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

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

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Brain injury after meth used over years? How can I test?

Brain injury after meth used over years? How can I test?

See a doctor: A neurologist or psychiatrist can test you in the office and intrepret the results to see if you need further testing. Getting and intrepreting these tests on your own would be difficult. ...Read more

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I have brain injury after motorcycle accident, what to do?

I have brain injury after motorcycle accident, what to do?

Rehab: 1) Don't ride 2) Don't ride without a helmet 3) See a neurologist or brain injury specialist-look up in your state's Brain Injury Association for contact and resources ...Read more

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I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

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

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Can you get a brain injury from scratching around your temple region? I

Can you get a brain injury from scratching around your temple region? I

No: You cannot injur your brain from scratching the skin, unless you cause an infection that spreads to a blood infection, a very unlikely occurrence. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble concentrating after mild traumatic brain injury, what's wrong?

I'm having trouble concentrating after mild traumatic brain injury, what's wrong?

How long ago?: It is not unusual to have some neurologic symptoms lingering for a few weeks after traumatic brain injury. How was the severity (mild) determined? Please see your primary care provider and consider a neurologist consultation. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury?  How will it affect me?

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

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury?  How will it affect me?

Yes, you can: Xanax (alprazolam) is a great medication and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Unfortunately, like many others medication Xanax (alprazolam) has many side effects and should be taken as directed by your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury cause derealization or depersonalization? I've been feeling like this condition

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

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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.

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

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Why have i got agression and anger problems with my brain injury? and how can i control it? I can't control anything anymore

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Traumatic brain inj.: Brain injuries do not always fully heal, and may leave some emotional and cognitive problems. Undue fears and labile emotional responses are not unusual, and may be useful to have a therapist explore ways to improve your coping skills. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Ambien/ Brain damage: Not sure what type of clinical trials you are looking for. Suggest you go on internet to: www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials and follow links for ongoing clinical trials. Are you using Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep, or other type of effect? ...Read more

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I have brain injury, what to expect ?

I have brain injury, what to expect ?

Depends: Really depends on what you are asking about -- residual cognitive dysfunction, memory or possibility of seizures are all possible sequellae of head trauma. ...Read more

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What to do if I was given the brain injury I had, how am I doing?

What to do if I was given the brain injury I had, how am I doing?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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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