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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. 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


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Memory loss after head injury, wil i get it back?

Memory loss after head injury, wil i get it back?

Recovery cont for 2y: Depending on the type of injury, spontaneous recovery from head injury can occur for up to two years. Speech/cognitive therapy is helpful for 'exercising' the neural pathways and doing activities to rebuild cognitive skills. ...Read more

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Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

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

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If a head injury causes memory loss. How long does it take to get it back?

If a head injury causes memory loss. How long does it take to get it back?

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

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7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal.No head injury that i know of.Put on Effexor (venlafaxine) to try and help.What could it be?

7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal.No head injury that i know of.Put on Effexor (venlafaxine) to try and help.What could it be?

On right track: At age 28 memory loss is uncommon due to specific anatomical brain issues like alzheimer's and are more likely due to mood or anxiety disorders. Your treatment is in right track keep on with it. ...Read more

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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

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Can post traumatic amnesia occur in patients whith anxiety without getting any form of head injury?

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

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What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

Head injury loss mem: Impaired memory is one of the universal problem of people with head injury.There is loss of short term memory.Loss of retrograde amnesia, severe cases of brain injury anteririor grade amnesia.Head injury deped on severity can have different variations of memory loss. ...Read more

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Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Severe tbi: In a patient that has recovered and is awake and interactive and conversant, it is unusual for head injury to have caused total loss of memory (both short term and long term). However, the more severe the tbi, the more likely there will be diffuse enough damage to affect both hippocampi of the brain. These are structures deep within the brain that are vital to memory function. ...Read more

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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?

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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Head injury in 2004 coma a month headaches and getting worse lossing memory again a forgot my french language and cant remember what i book i opend?

Head injury in 2004 coma a month headaches and getting worse lossing memory again a forgot my french language and cant remember what i book i opend?

Re-evaluate: Recurrence of symptoms and deterioration 12 yrs after the head injury, has little if any relationship to the prior event and must be fully evaluated as several problems could be emerging. Since you had prior problems, minor issues could impact you more severely, and perhaps simple intervention could reverse. Tell your doctor. ...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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I suffered a head injury about 3 years ago. Is it normal to still be getting occasional migraines & to still have issues with short term memory?

Concussion: Look up concussion. These seem to be post concussive symptoms. All head injuries vary and depend on the extent of the head injury. Yes is the answer to the question and both seem to improve over time. Having a neurologist or neurosurgeon with the help of a neuropsychologist can be helpful. ...Read more

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Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Head injury: Yes. A head injury in a car crash is likely to be at least a concussion (in which the violent impact forces the soft brain tissue to decelerate abruptly against the skull). Concusions cause regional brain disturbances, particularly in cognitive functions associated with the brain cortex, including executive function. The type of symptoms depend on the location of brain contusion. ...Read more

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Pupil is blown out, recent head injury no bleeding or loss of consciousness, dizzy and disoriented, could it be treated at home?

Urgent evaluation: A blown pupil following trauma could be from orbital injury, but, much more worrisome, would be something compressing on the responsible nerve in the brain, such as from brain swelling. This needs to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more