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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Frontal damage: The frontal lobes of the brain are where we focus and attend and control behavior. Serious brain trauma can damage these frontal brain centers. Persistent problems with attention and behavior control can be an outcome of such trauma. ...Read more

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It is possible for head trauma to cause heat intolerance?

It is possible for head trauma to cause heat intolerance?

Heat intolerance: Yes, if the brain injured involves the area of temperature control. However, most mild to moderate brain injury patient will develop post brain injury late effects, such as anxiety, personality disorder, depress. Most of these cases will report intolerance of heat during summer. ...Read more

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How much head trauma is needed to cause long-term memory loss?

How much head trauma is needed to cause long-term memory loss?

Head injury: It depends. Usually, short term memory deficits are most common. For mild or moderate patient will not develop long term memory lost significantly. If if occurs, you need report to you physician and have more examination to rule out other issues, such as brain tumor, stroke, intracranial bleeding etc. And rule out psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

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Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent ? Is this dangerous?

Can a trauma / blow to the head cause  moderate cerebral tonsil descent ?
Is this dangerous?

No: Tonsillar descent is a condition when the lower portion of the cerebellum is able to migrate through the opening in the bottom of the skull. If it happened due to trauma, it is called tonsillar herniation and is usually rapidly fatal. If there is tonsil descent found on ct or mri, it is usually part of a chiari malformation and should not be dangerous. See your family dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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My 24 year old daughter has uncontrollable head shakes. She had two major head trauma's a few years ago could that be the cause

My 24 year old daughter has uncontrollable head shakes. She had two major head trauma's a few years ago could that be the cause

Yes: Trauma brain injury frequently has long term sequlea. Talk to your doctor or consult a neurologist to see if there is anything that can be done to alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

Neuralgia: Some nerve endings exiting the skull are just under skin. These nerve endindings can get irritated and hurt upon contact/pressure from the outside. (occipital neuralgia). Infection in sinus and ear area can hurt as well as muscle tensions, skin lesions and even tick bite. ...Read more

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My 2yr. Old son died of blunt head trauma, could 2 or more people have caused this injury?

See below: This is difficult to answer without knowing all the facts and examining the patient. Blunt head trauma can occur from a variety of things. If you are concerned about the diagnosis talk to a law enforcement official. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Yes, it can: Head trauma can cause a host of problems both immediately and long-term. Some injuries are more obvious -- like skull fractures, gunshot wounds, etc. Others, like closed head injuries or concussions, are less obvious but suffering is still present. One needs a good neurologist and neuropsychiatrist to help with such situations. Medications can be tricky, and behavioral management's needed too. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Writer
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychoses are mental health conditions where a person has a state of mind not in line with reality, and can include hallucinations (sights and sounds that are not truly occurring), delusions (false beliefs), and a lack of insight ...Read more