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Why Can Head Injury Cause Autism
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
Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
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
Can a minor head injury cause infertility for a man? My husband was hit by a car while riding his bike when he was a child. He had some type of small plate placed in his head. I guess he lost fluid or something, i'm not sure. He's 45 now and has no childr
No, but....: I have known a few patients who had psychosis (schizophrenia is a type of psychotic disorder) from severe head trauma. So it is possible to have psychotic symptoms from a head injury (probably not from a minor one), such as hallucinations, delusions, inappropriate affect, etc. For practical purposes, it can look the same but is not technically schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Judgment is a higher order cognitive function - poor impulse control and judgment are usually associated with significant head injuries which damage the vulnerable frontal lobes. This is less obvious than a broken arm or not being able to speak well - so assessment of personality change may require collateral reports, careful history and neuropsych evals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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