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A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Head Injury (Definition)

A head injury is a condition in which there is injury to the skull, scalp, or brain. The injury may range from a minor bump on the head or a more severe brain injury. The head injury may result in an open wound with visible bleeding or it may result in a closed wound with internal bleeding ...Read more


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Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Certainly: The optometrist might find a specific pattern of vision loss, or might generally notice some interactional problems such as speech difficulties. But if there are acute issues such as trauma or abrupt changes, best place to evaluate, in this situation is the emergency room. ...Read more

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Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Yes, not permanent: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury (tbi) commonly affecting 4 areas: thinking, emotion, sleep and body. Symptoms affecting thinking are poor concentration, slow thinking; emotional are irritability, sadness, anxious ; sleep are increased sleeping, trouble falling or staying asleep; body are headache, nausea, dizzy, sensitivity to light or sounds. If you have any of these see your doctor. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

Head injuries: A closed head injury refers to an injury to the head without fracture of the skull or intrusion through the skull. The brain may not be involved. A concussion is the mildest for of a brain injury. M. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about closed head injury and specific language impairment?

Can you tell me more about closed head injury and specific language impairment?

Depends on location: This is a good question. If you are concerned specifically about language impairment, you want to be aware of specific injuries near or adjacent to the language regions. This would be the left frontal and temporal regions. If there was injury to this region in the form of contusions/bruises/blood clots there can be problems with speech generation and/or interpretation. A speech therapist may help. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone remain unconscious from a closed head injury (blow to the head)?

Could be permanent: A blow to the head can result in permanent coma, even death. This is why blunt force trauma from punches and kicks can be so threatening. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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What kind of closed head injury would cause a specific language impairment?

TBI: One that causes injury to superior temporal or inferior frontal lobe in the dominant hemisphere. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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