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Can A Cerebellum Stroke Cause Personality Change
Usually not, but....: Typical probs. Resulting from a cerebellar stroke include poor coordination of arm/legs, equilibrium/balance problems, ataxic gait, visual disorders. But well done studies have found that if the posterior part, or the vermis are damaged, there are complex neural pathways to prefrontal, temporal and parietal connections affected that can cause pers. Changes--cerebellar cognitive affective disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis. It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear. Looking for suppliment?
I 'm told i had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could i not know about the "several"?
Not uncommon: For small strokes to be un-noticed by the pt., as may occur in relatively silent areas, but if these continue, you may develop deficiencies in intellectual fnctn, and even have problems with strength and balance. Crucial is need to find out why these events occurred; may have been embolic from heart, or due to vasculitis. You need to take prophylactic meds based on causation. See a neurologist. ...Read more
75 y/o male with history of stroke has sudden change of personality (starts drinking, becomes hostile and violent). Could mini strokes be the cause?
Likely correct: Sounds like a dementia of vascular origin, and indeed, a series of lacunar strokes could create this outcome, but could also be due to a medication reaction. See a neurologist and get started to evaluate and treat. (incidentally, you listed your issues, and might help to describe his more fully) ...Read more
What causes a complete personality change from quiet and docile to extremely talkative and energetic?
Possibilities: One possibility is some type of drug intoxication, such as Cocaine or other amphetamine-like substance. In some, alcohol can dis-inhibit talkativeness too. The person may also have bipolar disorder and be in a manic episode. Such people talk quickly and loquaciously, are very energetic, and can sometimes be very difficult to follow. They can switch from elated and jovial, to irritable too. ...Read more
Tricyclics: Can get a variety of side effects from this class of medication. Fatigue, lethargy are a few. If these symptoms started after the medication, surely let your doctor know, as the timing of the symptoms are important in knowing if they are due to the medication or some other process that would need evaluation. ...Read more
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