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Can A Stroke Or Closed Head Injury Directly Affect Your Personality
Can falling and hitting your head cause changes in the brain to develop an anxiety disorder or other mental health problems?
TBI: Traumatic Brain: Injury may cause depression, emotional regulation impairment, anxiety disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Neurological and psychiatric evaluations are important followed by appropriate observation and treatment. Symptoms: Headache, nausea/vomiting, fatigue/drowsiness, difficulty sleeping/sleeping more than usual, dizziness/loss of balance, possible loss of consciousness. ...Read more
What happens if the person has pressure on their brain (increased intercranial pressure) due to injury or illness. do they drill a hole and insert a tube?
Many options: There are many ways to reduce intracranial pressure (ICP). The approach that is used depends on the cause and acuity of the elevated ICP. Methods include hyperventilation, head elevation, intubation and mechanical ventilation, osmotic agents, sedation, extraventricular drain, craniotomy, and decompressive craniectomy. Further reading: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000793.htm ...Read more
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
Can a MVA cause a blow to the skull or brain injury that would send pain through the neck,shoulder,hands,back and leg?
Yes: The distribution of your pain may be due to either injury to the brain but also to the cervical spine. A MVA can certainly be responsible for an injury to the spinal cord high up in the neck. This area is the location of nerve fibers that arise from the areas that you mentioned. See either a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more
Does the brain swell after a concussion? If it does, can smaller accelerations and decelerations cauee further injury?
First ALS, now this: A couple of yr ago that furshlugginer Ice Bucket Challenge set off an epidemic of ALS hysteria among healthy young people. Now it's concussion anxiety. What gives? No, concussion is not associated with brain edema. Find something else to be frightened of, like who may win the 2016 presidential election. Now THAT'S scary. ...Read more
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
Can a trauma to the brain like a Brain Surgery or a severe concussion or whiplash cause OCD ?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder later in life?
OCD: is an attempt to control the uncontrollable in life through repeated thoughts and behaviors. There are a combo of factors and some mystery as to its cause. These include genes and personal history. It is likely that the trauma you have been through contributes to your OCD more than the surgery itself. Please see your doc and then a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?
All additive and: needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more
Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.
Reassurance : No, this is temporary condition and resolutions depend on severity of injury. Be well and take rest seriously. Rest is the therapy. ...Read more
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