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Tbi And Behavior
Can patients (age 12) with autism and seizure disorder experience gains in cognitive and social function post seizure activity?
Seizure/Autism: Sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.
Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more
Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx - a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more
Psychopath: When i hear about manipulative behavior this could be a psychopathic person who wants to "get one over" on you or it could be someone with a histrionic personality who would be manipulative to get one's attention not for the purpose of exploiting the person like the psychopath. Playing the victim can be from many different types of disorders (e.g. Trauma, borderline pd, ) or just personality styl. ...Read more
In hospital for severe cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, migraines, extreme dissociation+more. Mri and EEG cleared. Hopeless and need answers?
Work w/ your team: The team of providers in the hospital are the very best place to start. They have the best chance of knowing about your condition. They can try treatments and evaluate results. Talk to them. Ask them questions and tell them the detailed truth. It is never hopeless - it may be a great challenge and the results may not be what you'd expected, but never, ever are things 'hopeless'. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: Depression can be a result of many different factors. For example, significant relationship issues, genetics, conflicts at work, prior abuse, certain medications, death of a loved one, major life events (e.g., moving, losing a job, starting a job), serious illnesses, substance use are all associated with higher rates of depression. ...Read more
Therapy: Trauma from child sexual abuse frequently affects many parts of daily life unless it is treated. Talking to someone trained in dealing with this type of abuse can stop it from being so powerful and allow it to become part of your past instead of living with its effects daily. Fighting the effects is probably a large part of your depression. It is exhausting. ...Read more
Yes: Amphetamines can mimic mania, and both amphetamine use and mania can provoke hypersexual activity. "deviant" is here a difficult word to understand--whether you mean it colloquially or in an older sense referring to abnormal (now called "paraphilic"). But in general, impulses of many kinds--sexual, aggressive, risky--that one might not want to act on can be disinhibited and exaggerated by both. ...Read more
Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more
Can psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy permanently change the personality of a person?
Yes, hard to prove: It is certainly the aim of these psychotherapies to change fundamental personality traits (for the better of course). Countless case reports attest to success in doing so. But strong scientific proof would require careful, repeated personality assessment for large numbers of patients over many years — "permanently" is a long time — something that is very hard and expensive to study. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What are early goals of a clinical psychology session for depression--change behavior or thoughts?
Both: Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing both cognitive distortions (thoughts, thinking) and also changing behaviors (actions) that are involved in depressed feelings ( mood). The early goal is to start and commit to the process and also includes "homework". Keeping it simple is often the most easy to follow approach. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How psychomotor retardation and attention impairment in disorders like MDD and ADHD are quantified with psychometric tests or by other means?
Work w/psychiatrist: You need to work with your psychiatrist on this one. Sometimes these symptoms are more difficult to manage than more blatant ones like hallucinations and delusions, but options are available. If the problem is related to depressive symptoms, some medication changes or additions may help. Please tell your psychiatrist about this, and allow him/her to help you. ...Read more
Very effective: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress. With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can my severe TBI from infant abuse still affect me today? I.E: Impulse control, Irrational behavior, anxiety, etc.. how can I stop it or treat it
Discuss with doctor : Recommend starting by seeing your primary care doctor for a complete examination and appropriate testing as needed. Based on the findings your doctor may recommend referral for further evaluation to either a neurologist, psychiatrist and/or other mental health specialist for treatment. You may have more than one medical condition contributing to your current presentation. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TBI treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. ...Read more
What is tbi?
Wide range of effect: Severe tbi can have major effects with up to a 40 % mortality. However, the more common mild tbi may have more mild effects which may still be disconcerting to the patient. These include headache, nausea/vomiting, trouble with thinking/focusing, balance problems, blurred/double vision, ringing in the ears. New studies with MRI scans are showing subtle bruises that previously were undetected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Common side effects after traumatic brain injury will depend somewhat on the location. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness, poor concentration and memory are common complaints. Arm or leg weakness, speech problems and higher cognitive function may also be present. Many of the common symptoms will improve over time. If the eloquent areas are affected, the effects may be long lasting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
KEEP TRYING!!: Very difficult road after a tbi. Not sure what happened to you or the severity. Keep your brain active and work your brain like it is a muscle. Read, stimulate, exercise, do math, play cards, play games anything to keep all the different parts of your brain lit up. May also want to consider medications and there are a lot of possibilities depending on the symptoms. Even stimulants can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see below: Your question is extremely general. Tbi can be mild, moderate or severe. The more severe head injury the less the chance of recovery. Often younger patients brains have more elasticity and thus higher chance of recovery. Older patients also tend to have other comorbidities that negatively affect prognosis. Also if there is shear injury to the white matter fibers the less chance for recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regarding mtbi.Do recovery occurs at the primary injury stage or the secondary injury stage of tbi?
Recovery takes time: With respect to mild tbi, recovery depends on the extent of initial symptoms and other factors. Research has shown that baseline physical condition before the injury, prior head injury or other neurologic disease, psychiatric disease, life stressors, student status, tbi after motor vehicle accident, and older age may be risk factors for persistent symptoms and longer recovery times. ...Read more
I acquired mild tbi and it has been 6months and i cannot live normally.Is it normal to have symptoms after 6months?
Talking to Doctors: The word 'symptoms' is in no way specific enough to get any kind of valid answer here on health tap. Please re-submit your question with the specific troubles you are experiencing. ...Read more
Regarding mild tbi.My primary tbi occured 6months ago.And it seems to me that my secondary tbi stopped at the 5th month.Is it normal?
Course of recovery: Progressive healing proceeds over 18-24 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Brain injury: Do you mean "traumatic brain injury? If so, many pts. Improve slowly and steadily over a 1 1/2-2 year period of time. Some benefit from speech therapies, cognitive-behavioural therapies, and even the useage of memory enhancing agents such as Namenda (memantine) or aricept. Antidepressants, and drugs to enhance focus and concentration may be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Tbi itself is not usually the cause of neck pain. However, tbi is frequently associated with neck injuries that range from pulling of ligaments to fractures of the cervical spine. If you consider the close proximity of the neck to the head, this is not surprising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Traumatic brain injury leaves permanent damage or scarring in the brain. Recovery happens as the brain learns and creates new pathways to work around some of the problems. Stress, physical illness, exhaustion and re-injury can all make symptoms temporarily return or show more, but then can get better again. A great reference is dr. Norman doidge's book, "the brain that changes itself.". ...Read more