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Memory Loss After Head Injury
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
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
Varies with severity: The extent and duration of memory impairment vary depending on how severe the initial injury was. Mild injury usually produces temporary symptoms, while more severe cases with damaged brain tissue will cause permanent loss of function. Much will depend on the location of the damaged tissue. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and some may have memory loss for events during and following the trauma. Neither will return. However, subsequent memory is usually normal. ...Read more
7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal.No head injury that i know of.Put on Effexor to try and help.What could it be?
I suffered a head injury at work about 36 hours ago. I felt a little woozy all day yesterday i never blacked out, did not have any headaches, vomiting, memory loss or pupil change, but have noticed some blood when i blow my nose. Is there anything i sho
Do : Do not know about the actual type of injury. We already know that you have not had headaches, vomiting, loss of consciousness, amnesia or pupillary changes. Additional symptoms can include: nausea, ringing in your ears, feeling dizzy, slurred speech, confusion or feeling tired. Major concern is that you have felt woozy. The symptoms from a head injury can be subtle. I am not sure what to make of the blood in your nose - don't know the mechanism of injury. If you continue to be woozy, i would recommend a check up. Because not all the effects from a concussion may be immediate, self- monitor to ensure that you don't develop more symptoms. If there is a small amount of blood in your nostril and it is not on- going, it will likely resolve. Be gentle with yourself. Be self aware for signs or symptoms of a concussion. ...Read more
Can one head injury/concussion where I apparently suffered amnesia as I have no recollection, cause CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopat)30 years later?
Subconcussive Injury: have also been associated with CTE . There is ongoing research on finding markets. Continue doing positive things for your brain health. ...Read more
Can post traumatic amnesia occur in patients whith anxiety without getting any form of head injury?
Not likely: Post traumatic amnesia (PTA) is a state of memory impairment that occurs immediately following a traumatic brain injury. This memory loss can be retrograde (loss of memory for events preceding the injury) or anterograde (difficulty formulating new memories after the injury). By definition, you have to have experienced a head injury to get PTA. ...Read more
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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