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Doctor insights on: Can A Concussion Cause Depression

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Will concussions cause depression in kids?

Will concussions cause depression in kids?

Yes: Brain trauma can cause mood and personality changes. It is extremely important to inform your doctor if you detect any of these types of changes after concussion. There may be bleeding in the brain that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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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

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Can a concussion worsen my current depression?

Can a concussion worsen my current depression?

Yes: Head injury can result in depression by itself. I hope you're getting good care for depression, and are also taking good care of yourself so that head injury is less likely. ...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 u pcp for evaluation , work up and ask him to refer u for mental health professional. ...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

Dr. William Singer
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