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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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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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Could a head injury cause vision problems 2 1/2 months later?

Could a head injury cause vision problems 2 1/2 months later?

Yes it can!: Brain injury symptoms usually fade within one month of injury. More severe injuries can take longer. Vision problems like blurriness or double vision sometimes occur. If you still have these problems, see an ophthalmologist first. If your eye is normal, then see a neurologist. ...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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Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Annoying: Floaters represent a consolidation of the normal "Jell-O like" material within the eye, called vitreous. When light passes into your eye, through the vitreous gel, the consolidations block the light and cast shadows on the retina. This is the essence of a floater. Very annoying. However, if found upon examination not to affect of the retina, then just annoying. ...Read more

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Could a head injury cause chill bumps on one side of the body?

Could a head injury cause chill bumps on one side of the body?

See a neurologist: Unilateral "chill" (goose) bumps in the context of a tbi may mean nothing at all but could be a sign of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (crps) rarely even an autonomic seizure. Other associations can be related to spinal cord injury (cervical injury is common with head trauma) a neurologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got hit in the head with a baseball bat in 2003 . Can a head injury cause binge drinking.

Yes : Head injuries can lead to changes in personality that may manifest as substance abuse. Unfortunately after 10 years is unlikely that any issues surrounding his head injury will change. I suggest you discuss this with him and possibly see a counselor. ...Read more

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Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Yes: If you have a head injury with loss of peripheral vision, go immediately to the er. This could be a life-threatening injury to the brain. ...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 head injury cause floaters?

Can head injury cause floaters?

Not by definition: The common term "floater" refers to defects in the gelatinous substance contained in the eye ; occurs due to aging . Floaters have not been described as secondary to head injury. This is not to say that something could not be forcefully detached or traumatized inside the eye after a head injury giving a visual perception of a problem but it wouldn't be called a "floater.". ...Read more

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What type of head injury cause diabetes insipidus?

What type of head injury cause diabetes insipidus?

Severe!: Diabetes insipidus occurs when the pituitary gland is injured. This is a small area of the brain that produces a hormone called ADH (antidiuretic hormone) that works on the kidney to produce smaller amounts of urine. Usually occurs when there is a fracture across the base of the skull, and is associated with severe head injuries or brain death. Symptom is the body producing a huge amount of urine. ...Read more

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Could head injury cause problems years later?

Could head injury cause problems years later?

Late effects CHI: A person with a head injury bad enough to be admitted to the hospital, has a 65% chance of having long term findings on neuropsych testing, so yes head injury can have profound long term effects. ...Read more

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Can head injury cause a manic bipolar episode?

Yes: Consequences of traumatic or acquired brain injury include disturbances in mood including mania. ...Read more

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Would a mild head injury cause brain bleeding? Saw my doctor and have a mild concussion, said no CT scan is needed. Could this still happen?

Would a mild head injury cause brain bleeding? Saw my doctor and have a mild concussion, said no CT scan is needed. Could this still happen?

Exam normal: If your physical exam is normal then no need to rush to head CT. That being stated, there are a number of nagging problems that can result from even mild injury and seeing a concussion clinic may be helpful. ...Read more

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I had a head injury when i was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have Hot flashes i sleep with 3 fans and im still hot or i get hot and cold?

I had a head injury when i was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have  Hot flashes i sleep with 3 fans and im  still hot or i get hot and cold?

Hot Falshes? why: Past head injury is not likely to be the cause of your present problem. At your(young) age there is no good reason to have hot flashes. But it can be a symptom of some metabolic disorder or stressful emotional problem. Therefore I would advise you to seek a medical evaluation by your internist or family physician so that they can check your overall health including your thyroid /metabolic health. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...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