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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 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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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

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Could head trauma (blunt force) cause schizophrenia or any psychiatric disorder?

Could head trauma (blunt force) cause schizophrenia or any psychiatric disorder?

TBI: Tbi is known to cause a constellation of psychiatric and physical s.Sx please get a brain scan, medical and psych eval also neuropsychological testing. ...Read more

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Can head injury cause floaters?

Can head injury cause floaters?

Not by definition: The common term "floater" refers to defects in the gelatinous substance contained in the eye ; occurs due to aging . Floaters have not been described as secondary to head injury. This is not to say that something could not be forcefully detached or traumatized inside the eye after a head injury giving a visual perception of a problem but it wouldn't be called a "floater.". ...Read more

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Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read more

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Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

No: Fever is part of the immune system, and helps your child fight off infection. Children tolerate even high fevers very well. There is no damage to your child from the fever itself. Fever is a sign that there is illness, so your doctor will evaluate to find out what is causing the fever. ...Read more

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Can old head injury cause migraines?

Can old head injury cause migraines?

Yes: Post concussive migraine. Of course there are other things that can contribute to activation of the Trigeminal Vascular System triggering migraine. High blood pressure can cause headaches. There are many types and causes of headache. ...Read more

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Can brain trauma cause dizziness months later?

Can brain trauma cause dizziness months later?

Yes: Patients can suffer headaches and dizziness for 6 months after head injury. Some may develop chronic migraine type headaches. Depending on what area of the brain was injured, the dizziness may be permanent. It can be exertion related or with sudden head movements. Physical therapy can help and using a cane or walker can prevent falls. ...Read more

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Can emotional trauma cause ptsd?

Can emotional trauma cause ptsd?

Emotional trauma: Is the primary cause of ptsd. Fear and horror are much more relevant than physical injury. The threat of injury or death is just as harmful as actual injury (obviously actual death would eliminate ptsd). Also, emotional trauma can cause many things besides ptsd, such as depression and other forms of anxiety. All effects of emotional trauma can benefit from psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Frequently: If the eyes are hit in a way that the tissues around them bruise, then you will get "black eyes". This is fairly common. ...Read more

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Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

No: There is no evidence to show that helmets cause head injuries. ...Read more

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Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read more

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Yes: Damage to the lens of the eye, or damage to the fluid circulation system in the eye can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

Multiple areas : Multiple areas of the brain are injured in a traumatic brain injury and this can affect different senses depending on which of the nerve pathways of the individual special sense is affected. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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)

Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or ...Read more