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Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

No: Head injuries can cause agitation, memory loss, personality change, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, lack of motivation, headaches. A head injury does not cause schizophrenia, which commonly causes paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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Could head injuries be a cause of alzheimers?

Could head injuries be a cause of alzheimers?

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 more

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Can a brain injury cause dysarthria?

Can a brain injury cause dysarthria?

Yes: Damage to the area of the brain that controls the muscles of speech and swallowing can cause dysarthria. ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

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

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Can head trauma cause you to get autism spectrum disorder?

Can head trauma cause you to get autism spectrum disorder?

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 more

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Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

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 more

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Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

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 more

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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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What can cause head pain from a concussion?

What can cause head pain from a concussion?

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 more

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Can old head injury cause migraines?

Can old head injury cause migraines?

Yes: Post concussive migraine. Of course there are other things that can contribute to activation of the Trigeminal Vascular System triggering migraine. High blood pressure can cause headaches. There are many types and causes of headache. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury cause a speech impediment?

Can a brain injury cause a speech impediment?

Yes: Brain injury can cause a speech impediment depending on the part of brain involved, structural damage to face, ears, nerves. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a head injury cause permanent anosmia?

Could it happen such that a head injury cause permanent anosmia?

Yes: This is not a common deficit after head injury. However it does occur and loss of smell is most commonly caused by trauma. It may be permanent. ...Read more

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Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

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 more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more

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Could un treated brain trauma as a result of hard beat on my head can cause a mental illness like shezsofrenia or depression ?

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 more

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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. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more