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Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

No: Head injuries can cause agitation, memory loss, personality change, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, lack of motivation, headaches. A head injury does not cause schizophrenia, which commonly causes paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. ...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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How can anxiety cause a headache?

How can anxiety cause a headache?

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

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Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Not directly: Depression alone would not directly cause a miscarriage. But there may be some overlapping pathophysiology such as platelet clumping that could interfere. Your ob-gyn may be able to tell you more about your own situation, if you discuss it with him or her. ...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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Can a concussion cause eye problems?

Can a concussion cause eye problems?

Yes it can: Serious brain concussion can cause damage to the vision center of the brain with loss of vision or to the eye movement part of the brain with resulting eye movement problems called palsies which result in double vision. ...Read more

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Can depression cause a mental condition?

Can depression cause a mental condition?

It is a disorder: Major affective disorder, depression = s clinical depression which is a treatable mental illness. ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause a cataract?

Can a concussion cause a cataract?

Trauma to eye: Cataracts can be caused by direct eye trauma, steroid medications (orally or topically): these would be the key ways a concussion would cause a cataract. ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause nightmares ?

Can a concussion cause nightmares ?

Possibly: When you have a brain injury, the brain tries to heal. This results in increased neural activity which may interfere with sleep (with insomnia or poor sleep) being common symptoms. Nightmares can be a product of more neural activity during sleep. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Yes: Some type of epilepsy cause come, coma means absence of meaningful response to external stimuli like sound, pain etc. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of a melatonin overdose? Can it cause a coma?

Symptoms of a melatonin overdose? Can it cause a coma?

Overdose: A melatonin overdose could lead to symptoms like marked sedation, headache, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, disorientation, tremor, liver problems, psychosis, weakness & seizures. ...Read more

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How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

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

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Can a hormone imbalance cause headaches anxiety and depression?

Can a hormone imbalance cause headaches anxiety and depression?

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 more

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Can a case of untreated ADHD cause major depression?

Can a case of untreated ADHD cause major depression?

YES: Research indicates that up to 25% of untreated adhd patients can develop depression. The chronic stress associated with the symptoms of adhd can lead to depression. ...Read more

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Can a concussion trigger acute psychosis and/or lead to chronic psychosis?

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 more

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Can depression cause dementia or can dementia cause depression or can both overlap in a person.?

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 more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more