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Can A Head Injury Cause Autism
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...Read more
Maybe: They can present in diff ways: due to damage to the neurons themselves (contussion or bleeding), damage to the white matter tracts (most common), or in worst cases with multiple injuries, progress to a neurodegenerative disease called CTE which shows pathology in TDP-43 and Tau (like frontotemporal lobar degeneration). They are all risk factors for DAT (alzheimers type) as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more
Not likely: While there are case reports of major personality changes occuring with some children after severe head injuries, this would be considered a rare occurance. And then probably not technically autism, since you usually will have to show signs of autism as a child to fulfil the true criteria of autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blow to the brain: A concussion causes pain from the impact injury to the brain when the brain strikes the skull from the inside. Sometimes it is not severe enough to cause too much dysfunction except the headache which can last for weeks or even a few months. Omega 3 pills are showing some benefits to people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition. The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could un treated brain trauma as a result of hard beat on my head can cause a mental illness like shezsofrenia or depression ?
Brain traumas: require either a neurological exam or imaging, or both to be sure of the extent of damage, if any. Severe brain trauma causes lots of problems, most often some form of dementia (loss of cognitive functions--memory, calculation ability, etc.) It normally doesn't cause schizophrenia, but depression is common, especially if there is loss of mental function. Go to a neurologist, to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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