U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 24-year-old male asked:

Canadd/ld/adhd become a more probable concern with a series of concussion like head injuries w/ trauma. stage 3 concussions, i've had 5 in within 4yrs?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Head injuries can result in a drop in the function of your prefrontal cortex. That is the area of the brain that controls your impulses and helps attention span (the area already affected by adhd). It can also lead to word-finding and short-term memory problems, issues already present in people with adhd and ld's. Be very careful and always give your brain a rest after a head injury.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.