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What is frontal-lobe syndrome?

What is frontal-lobe syndrome?

Deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.: Frontal lobe syndrome (FLS) reflects damage to the prefrontal regions of the frontal lobe. It is characterised by deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.

Common Etiology:
Head injury, Stroke, Infection, Neoplasm, Degenerative Disorders. ...Read more

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1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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We were wondering is there a natural cure for frontal lobe syndrome?

We were wondering is there a natural cure for frontal lobe syndrome?

Frontal? Natural?: The frontal lobes are large and complicated. Which of the many different frontal-lobe syndromes are you referring to, or just any old one? As for "natural, " there's drinking your own urine. Can you get much more "natural" than that? It's "ancient, " so it must be good, right? Check the web: There are numerous websites devoted to the benefits of drinking your own urine. Moral: "Natural" is nonsense. ...Read more

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My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

Imaging causing Qs: Psychiatric diagnoses aren't made by imaging tests such as SPECT. Please discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test and with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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When I move my head in a certain direction I get huge sharp shooting pains running from the top of my neck to the frontal lobe of my brain.

When I move my head in a certain direction I get huge sharp shooting pains running from the top of my neck to the frontal lobe of my brain.

Occiptal nerves: This pain can be from occipital nerves or upper neck pathology. See a physician for an evaluation and to make sure this is not from something serious. ...Read more

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Might frontal lobe epilepsy be related to asperger's syndrome?

Might frontal lobe epilepsy be related to asperger's syndrome?

Don't Think So: I am not aware of an increased incidence of seizures among people with asperger's syndrome. ...Read more

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What does frontal lobe shrinkage mean?

Loss: Loss of brain tissue in the frontal lobe, can be normal or abnormal depending on degree and age. ...Read more

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What would a white spot on the frontal lobe mean?

Very non-specific: I presume you are referring to white spot seen on a MRI brain scan. It is always important to review the scan results with your doctor who originally ordered the scan to discuss the clinical significance or often times insignificance of the radiologic finding. In general, if someone has risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, not controlled, then MRI can show white spots. ...Read more

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What would a person be like if they damaged the left frontal lobe?

Speech and weakness: Damage to the left frontal lobe can occur from various causes, but often blood clot occluding blood flow or a hemorrhagic stroke with often several symptoms that are unfortunately seen. These include slurred speech, difficulty with expression of speech, however, fortunately still often able to understand speech, and drooping of the right face as well as weakness of the right arm and leg. ...Read more

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What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe seizure: Frontal lobe epilepsy (fle) refers to epilepsy where the seizure focus is located in the frontal lobes. Because the frontal lobes are involved in so many functions the symptoms of fle can be very varied and can include motor, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Fle can also be difficult to diagnose. See http://www. Epilepsy. Com/epilepsy/epilepsy_frontallobe for more information. ...Read more

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Can I drive if frontal lobe epilepsy?

Can I drive if frontal lobe epilepsy?

Depends: It depends on both the nature of the seizures and the local driving regulations. Seizures that don't affect awareness, consciousness or muscle control may not impact driving. See the following link for state-by-state regulations and you should speak with your doctor. Http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/rights_driving. ...Read more

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Can I drive having frontal lobe epilepsy?

Can I drive having frontal lobe epilepsy?

State dependent: Many states require a 2 year seizure free period before resuming driving. ...Read more

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Arachnoid cyst left frontal lobe, what do I do?

Arachnoid cyst left frontal lobe, what do I do?

Likely nothing: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with. In the vast majority of people it will never cause any problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: frontal lobe epilepsy?

Location seizures: Seizures can result from abnormal discharges that come from a specific area of the brain. These can be simple without change in consciousness or complex with change in consciousness. If focus is in the frontal lobes, may cause strange behavior and special type of initial "aura" that can be very difficult to identify as seizure activity. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a cavernous angioma of the right frontal lobe?

What are the treatments for a cavernous angioma of the right frontal lobe?

Varies: Usually, would leave alone and check with serial MRI's over time. Rare that surgery would be necessary unless causes local brain compression, stroke, bleeding, or epileptic seizures. Typically, these are found coincidentally and disregarded. ...Read more

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Is anger common after a stroke involving the frontal lobe of the brain? And can it be a permanet

Is anger common after a stroke involving the frontal lobe of the brain? And can it be a permanet

Stroke and mood: Yes! Frontal lobe strokes can cause personality and/or mood changes. The FLs when healthy act as our "filter", keep us from losing control of our emotions, help us maintain attention, among other things. Damage to certain frontal areas can cause difficulty controlling anger, tendency to be 'black and white' in your thinking, or even depression. Yes these can be permanent, but also can be treated.. ...Read more

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My wife has frontal lobe atrophy. Any treatments? Is life going to be difficult or shortened significantly?

Check with your doc: This should be evaluated by a neurologist. Most likely there is nothing that can be done about it but there are some very rare diseases that may be the underlying cause. Neurologist is a must. ...Read more

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I had a 3cm adeno in left frontal lobe=craniotomy 1mo ago. No other disease known. I sleep a lot. How long is recovery? 69 and otherwise healthy.

I had a 3cm adeno in left frontal lobe=craniotomy 1mo ago. No other disease known. I sleep a lot. How long is recovery? 69 and otherwise healthy.

Depends on resection: It sounds like you had the resection of a 3cm adeno (carcinoma). If this is the case, the extent of resection, the degree of surrounding edema (swelling) will play a role in recovery. Sleeping a lot is not uncommon and can be related to medications as well as the post-operative changes in the brain. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe epilepsy like deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Where is the frontal lobe located?

Where is the frontal lobe located?

Inside the skull: The frontal lobe is located inside the skull (cranium) in the front part (anterior cranial fossa) somewhat above the eyes. You actually have two of them-- a right frontal lobe and a left frontal lobe. ...Read more

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What problems can frontal lobe damage cause?

FL damage: Memory loss & risk taking behaviors (impulsivity), depending on site & extent of damage. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have some kind of frontal lobe problem?

How can I know if I have some kind of frontal lobe problem?

Neurologist: Recommend neurological evaluation if there are concerns about frontal lobe problems. ...Read more

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What can you do to improve the function of the frontal lobe?

What can you do to improve the function of the frontal lobe?

Regular exercise?: Good morning,
that is an interesting question, as it echoes the feeling of many of us! There are a lot of claims with no definite proof of results. Aging lead to decline in frontal lobe functions, one the reason being inactivity, both physically and mentally as we age. The only proven technique to improve is to engage in physical exercise and continue to learn new things to stimulate your brain. ...Read more

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What does the right frontal lobe control?

Right Frontal Lobe: For a great summary see: http://www. Neuroskills. Com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes. Php. In short - right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more

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How is the frontal lobe of the cerebrum related?

How is the frontal lobe of the cerebrum related?

Frontal lobe fxn: Not sure what you're asking, but the frontal lobe of the brain (cerebrum) largely controls behavior, executive functions such as planning, language and motor function. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a frontal lobe tumor?

Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's behavior and personality may be seen. However this largely depends on the size and specific area and also the resulting destruction of the brain by that tumor. ...Read more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more

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What is the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

What is the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

Frontal lobe: The frontal lobe is Betty functions including: motor control, expression of memory and identification of smells and odors are many of the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain. ...Read more

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