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Could a concussion cause behavioral changes?

Could a concussion cause behavioral changes?

Yes it can: Concussion is brain injury. After trauma there can be alteration in awareness and responsiveness and coordination. This indicates a concussion and indicates brain injury. If the injury involves frontal lobes, there can be significant behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Inappropriate Behavior (Definition)

Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more


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Had one concussion.Is it easier to get another?Would acidentally bumping heads with my boyfriend cause it?I fear that every contact with my head s bad

Had one concussion.Is it easier to get another?Would acidentally bumping heads with my boyfriend cause it?I fear that every contact with my head s bad

Yes easier for 2nd: The threshold for suffering concussions after a 1st is lower each time. But one shouldn't live their lives in fear after having one if they are careful and take normal precautions. Most blows to the head do not result in concussions. Just curious though what kinds of activities do you and your boyfriend engage in causing you to be worried about what seem to be frequent blows to the head? ...Read more

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Dear dr, i fall of stair 5 week ago and my head hate a wall i go to ER and have tc scan i got a concussion, sine i fall i got very bad headache non stop, and my blood pressure is low 80/40 and get very dizy. What causes to blood pressure to go this low?

Dear dr, i fall of stair 5 week ago  and my head hate a  wall i go to ER and have tc scan i got a concussion, sine i fall i got very bad headache non stop, and my blood pressure is low 80/40 and get very dizy. What causes to blood pressure to go this low?

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. It would be good to get re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders, essential tremor is worse with stress. Other than an examination by someone who is familiar with the condition, there is no test to confirm the diagnosis. Other conditions can cause head tremor, but are less common in young, healthy people. ...Read more

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How long after a child hits his head would you expect signs of a concussion? My son fell backwards off of his chair onto a hard floor. He is 3.

How long after a child hits his head would you expect signs of a concussion? My son fell backwards off of his chair onto a hard floor. He is 3.

Closed Head Injuries: Closed head injuries in children are relatively common due to their activity level and altered center of gravity. Most serious head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, seizure and immediate vomiting. Serious injuries rarely become apparent within 24-48 hours after the injury and are associated with multiple episodes of vomiting, altered mental status, seizures, etc, ...Read more

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What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?

What are some signs of a concussion in an elementary school child?

Headache is common: Concussion is a change in brain function that occurs after head trauma. There does not have to be loss of consciousness. Symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and memory problems. If a concussion is suspected the child should be removed from play. Evaluation by a medical professional to make sure they are symptom free before return to play is crucial. ...Read more

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My child had a minor headache that cleared. Does he have a concussion?

Maybe maybe not: Headaches are common in concussion but other conditions as well. The obvious question would involve was there a trauma to the head, but this can also be due to muscle tension, allergies, etc. Concussions can have slightly different presentation in children - here is more info: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

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