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is it normal for patients who have surgery for a brain tumor to become angry and violent?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
No: Personality change is not a common side effect after brain surgery. If the tumor involves both frontal lobes, then personality change may occur.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depression/anxiety: Being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be overwhelming and threatening to your livelihood/future. Some people process their concern as anger at their situation and this can spill over on family/friends. Brain tumor support groups can help. Discuss your concerns with your doctors and some antidepressants may be needed also.

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