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Depression After Brain Surgery
What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery. ?
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
Yes but risky: Brain surgery for psychiatric disorders is rare because of unwanted side effects, including loss of memory, inability to plan and organize behavior, sensory or motor (movement) problems, risk of infection, etc. Usually, specific area of the brain are removed, severed, or electrically stimulated. For emotional problems, areas of the limbic system, primarily the amygdala may be targeted. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son can't cry after brain surgery. he is not depressed and would like to be able to cry. help!?
I heard about a surgery for depression . It's like a pacemaker for the brain . Is it ever going to be available ?
Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence i can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific with regards to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more
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