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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 brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
See a neurologist: Unilateral "chill" (goose) bumps in the context of a tbi may mean nothing at all but could be a sign of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (crps) rarely even an autonomic seizure. Other associations can be related to spinal cord injury (cervical injury is common with head trauma) a neurologist should be able to sort this out. ...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
Yes it can!: Brain injury symptoms usually fade within one month of injury. More severe injuries can take longer. Vision problems like blurriness or double vision sometimes occur. If you still have these problems, see an ophthalmologist first. If your eye is normal, then see a neurologist. ...Read more
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
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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