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Is it possible that anxiety and depression after my concussion (3months ago)can cause me to feel headaches, dizzines and huge fear of getting hurt again?

Is it possible that anxiety and depression after my concussion (3months ago)can cause me to feel headaches, dizzines and huge fear of getting hurt again?

Yes: Concussions are diffucult to treat. I treat many each year. Headaches, fatigue are very common. Fear of re-injury is normal.
Those with depression or anxitey diagnosis prior to their concussion tend to see these issues worsen somewhat. These folks also seem to take longer to get back to 'normal'. The dizziness can be helped by a good Physcal Therapist or Chiropracter trained to treat concussi ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can someone develop anxiety from a concussion?

Can someone develop anxiety from a concussion?

Absolutely: You should consult with, at the very least, a neurologist to see what type of neuro work up is recommended, a psychiatrist with some expertise in post- concussion issues if possible and who can diagnose and characterize the type of anxiety and how to treat it, and a psychologist to see if neuropsych testing would be helpful and who could teach you how to deal with the anxiety. Ptsd? ...Read more

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I got a concussion 2 months ago, and was wonderin if it was possible I could develop anxiety from my concussion?

Yes: This is probably not from any changes in the brain tissue, but it is common to be more cautious and anxious following significant trauma. ...Read more

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I have had several concussion, one sever one 2 yrs ago, in what way could they effect my depression and anxiety?

I have had several concussion, one sever one 2 yrs ago, in what way could they effect my depression and anxiety?

Anger, depress, anx: Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries may effect cognitive as well as emotional states. Anger, depression, and anxiety have been seen to increase in some who have suffered TBI. Some natural treatments have been shown to be as effective as anti-depressants, such as Omega 3s. ...Read more

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How can my concussion effect my depression and anxiety? What are some warning signs I should be looking out for?

How can my concussion effect my depression and anxiety? What are some warning signs I should be looking out for?

Concussion?: Concussion can cause mood symptoms (anxiety, depression, memuru se├žkine, poor concentration and if sever can cause psychosis). If u experience that I advise u to see your PCP for evaluation, work up and ask him to refer u for mental health professional. ...Read more

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Got a concussion 2 months ago can I still be having vison problems or is it post concussion my eyes just zone out some times also have anxiety?

Got a concussion 2 months ago can I still be having vison problems or is it post concussion my eyes just zone out some times also have anxiety?

Both: Anxiety and concussion make one another worse. Double vision, especially when looking at objects close to you, is common with concussion. ZacharyA, do you have a psychologist to treat your anxiety? There are psychologists on HealthTap who would be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Concussion 10 weeks ago. Read that after 1 concussion its easier to get 2nd. Was dancing little at a wedding monday. Have anxiety. Could dancing cause2nd?

Concussion 10 weeks ago. Read that after 1 concussion its easier to get 2nd. Was dancing little at a wedding monday. Have anxiety. Could dancing cause2nd?

Concussion: I wouldn't think so but it depends on how jarring or bouncing the dancing was. There are some types of dancing that would really bounce your head around and the that could possibly cause problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clonazepam 1.25 mg twice daily for post concussion anxiety?

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Is it safe to take clonazepam 1.25 mg twice daily for post concussion anxiety?

Klonopin (clonazepam): If prescribed by your doctor & u r not experiencing excess sedation. ...Read more

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Could I have a panic attack anxiety disorder from a concussion I got ten years ago?

Could I have a panic attack anxiety disorder from a concussion I got ten years ago?

Very unlikely: Concusssions do not cause panic attacks. The event that led to the concussion might cause anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), but that would be unlikely if 10 years have passed, unless you've had another trauma recently that brought back those memories. Most likely the two are unrelated. Anxiety with or without panic attacks is highly treatable. Seek help. ...Read more

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Hi bumped my head on wall, 4 days ago. Not any symptoms bk then. Bump is healing. Only sympt now is my anxiety, tmj, concussion? Or pcs?

Hi bumped my head on wall, 4 days ago. Not any symptoms bk then. Bump is healing. Only sympt now is my anxiety, tmj, concussion? Or pcs?

Evaluation recommend: You should be evaluated to make sure there are no intracranial bleeds but does sound like a traumatic (whiplash) type injury to the TMJ. This also needs evaluation and conservative therapy ...Read more

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Had concussion 2 months ago didn't not lose conciness but my eyes feel like zoning out for about 3 weeks could it be sinues or anxiety? Or do concus?

Had concussion 2 months ago didn't not lose conciness but my eyes feel like zoning out for about 3 weeks could it be sinues or anxiety? Or do concus?

A concussion by-: -definition is a loss of consciousness due 2 trauma no matter how long the loss was. Obviously the longer the more serious it is. I can only say there is no answer with out being seen by a MD. ...Read more

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After my concussion 4months ago I developed anxiety, mild depression and been diagnosed with tension headaches. What can I do by myself to relive that?

Although you can: Learn relaxation techniques to reduce stress why not get professional help. They can teach you simple techniques like guided imagery, hypnosis and behavioral techniques to manage work and relationships better to reduce stress as well. ...Read more

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Headaches 7 weeks after concussion. Head feels "off" (headaches). Cheek and jaw feel weird. This normal? Have anxiety as well. CT was normal

Headaches 7 weeks after concussion. Head feels "off" (headaches). Cheek and jaw feel weird. This normal? Have anxiety as well. CT was normal

Many types of headch: After a concussion there are many different types of headaches that occur. You should see a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago normal have symptoms of dizzy cloudy ears ringing headache anxiety what type of test do they do for concussions?

Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago normal have symptoms of dizzy cloudy ears ringing headache anxiety what type of test do they do for concussions?

Neurological exam: A good neurological examination to document and track the symptoms and findings-particularly with the dizziness. This will be useful to follow for improvement which should occur over the next several weeks. Also the examination of the ears (tympanic membranes) to ensure there are no signs of blood or fluid behind the eardrum that can contribute to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anxietyandstress continue to make head hurt after a concussion? Neuropsy said my head pain is now from anxiet + stres and I'm worried its from conc

Catch 22: Concussion symptoms can linger. Anxiety and stress can cause headaches. These issues can also interact. It is usually recommended that while recovering from a concussion stress and anxiety are reduced, including screen/online time, phone calls, use of apps on devices, television time too. ...Read more

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Can you be concussion prone?

Yes: I don't know about "concussion prone", but there is evidence that shows that athletes who sustain a concussion are more likely to have another concussion. The effect of repetitive concussions can be very serious. ...Read more

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What can cause a concussion?

What can cause a concussion?

Blow to head: A blow to the head which causes a rapid movement of the head on neck causes the brain to deform a bit and temporally cause the brain and brain stem to deform, causing symptoms of a concussion. Headache is caused by the temporary injury to the headache center in the brain stem. Abdominal pain and nausea results from injury to the nausea and vomiting center in the same area. ...Read more

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What is a level 2 concussion?

What is a level 2 concussion?

Ratings change: The rating scale of concussion has undergone many changes. In general, a level 2, indicates that the concussion symptoms last longer that about 30 minutes. People with level 2 concussions have not lost consciousness, but individual becomes alert and relatively clear thinking. However, symptoms evolve over time and may last weeks to as long as a year. ...Read more

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What to do about my concussion?

What to do about my concussion?

Seek Medical Help: If a concussion is severe enough that there is a loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, trouble with thinking, amnesia, or any neurological signs- you need to seek medical attention right away. There may be some underlying structural damage such as a blood clot that may get worse and lead to serious permanent damage. Concussions are seen frequently by ers. ...Read more

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How can a concussion affect you?

How can a concussion affect you?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a concussion?

How do you diagnose a concussion?

Symptoms & exam: Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head. Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions. ...Read more

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What can you do for a concussion?

See your doctor: A concussion is a serious injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional, especially if you have lost consciousness, feel nauseous or dizzy. Concussions are impact injuries of the brain and repeat injuries can cause irreversible damage. See your primary care physician, a neurologist, or the er if you think you may have recently sustained one. Don't take it lightly. ...Read more

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What can be done for a concussion?

Rest: The most important thing you can do is rest, both physical and mental. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep and eat a balanced diet with moderate amount of carbohydrate. If you have difficulty getting to sleep, try melatonin, over the counter. This is the substance your brain uses to regulate your biological clock. ...Read more

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Will I die from a mild concussion?

Will I die from a mild concussion?

No: But seek examination by a Physician to assure that's what you have. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more