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A 36-year-old male asked:

Could ocd prolong symptoms from a concussion? i hit my head on a pipe while dancing and still have headaches and feel off a year later. ct back normal

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
OCD: can make any situation worse if that situation becomes the focus of your thoughts. Please continue to be monitored by your doctor. Concussion symptomscan take months to clear. Please see a mental health pro who can teach you strategies to deal w/OCD. Keep on dancing, just lower your head. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Pre-existing emotional problems can get worse following trauma, and your post-traumatic headaches can be worsened due to emotional variations. Postconcussional issues last perhaps 4-6 weeks, but the headaches secondary to closed head injury may not readily depart for many months. A neurologist might be useful in managing this, and better control of your OCD symptoms might also help.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2022


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