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Professional help: Ptsd is very individualized. Some people do not develop this even though others in a similar situation do. The most important component for remission is a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. I recommend a mental health professional for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do people with pba have history of head injuries or major psychological trauma? And does pba associate with other neurological disorders such as als?
Pseudobulbar affect: (pba) has several causes including ALS and tbi as you mention. It has also been described in hypertensive encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, or pseudobulbar palsy to name a few. The term refers to involuntary or uncontrollable crying/laughter which is frequently mood incongruent. Neudextra has been shown to be useful in reducing these emotional displays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It could be a misdiagnosis if it is just that easy to snap out of it but psychiatry has the possibility of rapid changes if insight is increased. You are essentially speaking of an epiphany which should not be discounted in mental health. I would offer that working with a therapist would likely catalyze this sort of improvement. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The usual first: responders are ER docs, but from there it varies. General injuries can be handled by a GP but if there are specific genito-urinary trauma(s), an OB-GYN might be good. A rape exam is a good idea if the woman can handle it, to gather evidence for future legal proceedings. After the shorter-term medical treatments, consider a psychologist or psychiatrist. Rape creates huge psychological stres ...Read more
Critical care accide: There are numerous potential injuries but some common critical injuries include the following: - traumatic brain injury which could lead to brain damage, coma or death. - damage to the aorta leading to massive bleeding - pelvic fracture with internal bleeding and damage to the urinary tract system - facial and airway damage leading to respiration problems - fractured ribs and lung damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bit: The classic is boxers who generally end up with severe cognitive impairment and early dementia. Football players also are very susceptible. If you have a choice, become a baseball player or a golfer. Martial arts in many ways teaches you to protect your head but some damage is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traumatic brain injuries resulting from time served in iraq. What do physicians use to diagnosis a mild case of tbi?
Mild TBI: Mild tbi is often diagnosed from your history and is very common in the iraq and afghanistan conflicts because of the significant use of explosive devices. Soldiers are much more likely to survive blast injuries because of the improved body armor they wear. The armor does not protect the brain well. There are not specific diagnostic tests available but functional mris are used as a research tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic injuries: You need to be evaluated to find the root cause of your reoccurring injuries. ...Read more
Many: The main types of life threatening injuries sustained during car accidents include head injuries, chest traumas, or abdominal traumas. Always wear your seat-belt when driving and do not use your cell phone while driving. ...Read more
Physiatrists: Physiatrists are physicians that specialize in rehabilitation including brain injury rehab. Some are more focused on head injury than others. You may sometimes find a neurologist who has an interest in the area. Speech therapists play a critical role in management as well. ...Read more
Most don't have PTSD: Most military personnel do not even serve in combat areas. And most of the ones who do, do not experience the kinds of traumatic situations that can lead to ptsd. And even of the small minority who *are* exposed to psychological trauma, not all go on to suffer ptsd. Getting ptsd appears to result from a combination of personality factors plus trauma exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For awhile, yes: This form of death may or may not happen quickly -- and in the interim there could be great pain but little ability to do anything about it. Eventually you might exsanguinate, but the length of time depends on the extent and type of injuries. Hoping you are not planning to try this. And if you are, please tell your doctor, your therapist, or a trusted friend. Get help for yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person is: Manic or hypomanic they may impulsively engage in high risk activities. This could lead to injury. ...Read more
Doubt it: If it doesn't have to do with a pain syndrome i'd ask for references. ...Read more
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