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Can A Concussion Cause Depression
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
Thru muscle tension: Anxiety leads to muscle tension, and many people hold tension in their neck and shoulders. The neck muscles are connected to a muscle in the back of the head (the occipitalis muscle) and that is connected to a muscle of the forehead (the frontalis muscle) by a thick connective sheath (the galea aponeurotica). Tension in each and all of these structures can lead to headache. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more
Definetely: Hormonal changes can affect all women with migraine and most women experience an increased frequency of migraine attacks around the time of menses. Menstrual migraine is triggered in susceptible women by fluctuating estrogen levels, usually a decrease in estrogen level just prior to menses. Hormonal changes can also cause sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, mood changes and irritability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion Psychosis: No. The symptoms of post traumatic injury can appear to be like a psychosis but only for a short period of time. Brain injury does not cause psychosis. I have seen psychosis diagnosed in people after head injury but this was just that the psychosis had been unmasked by the injury. It existed before the injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms overlap: Depression can be severe enough that it looks like dementia. Alternatively a significant depression can occur just before the onset of dementia or somone with dementia can have some depressed symptoms. A geriatric psychiatrist can help sort through this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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