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Tbi And Behavior
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 more
Personality change: Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered. They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding. ...Read more
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
TBI: Treatment of tbi is really based on the sequelae of the brain injury and focused on the problems whether they be speech, motor function, etc. ...Read more
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 more
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 bi occured 6months ago. And it seems to me that my secondary bi stopped at the 5th month. Is it normal?
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Please write full words as there is no standard abbreviations that everyone can agree upon! ...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 ›
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 more
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
Mgt: Grd 4 IVH may be associated for example with premature birth. Premature infants are more prone to infections. ...Read more
No.: There is no association between mild tbi and subsequent stroke. ...Read more
Is there a surgery to recover balance after tbi and it has been at least 3 years since the injury?
Depends on injury: The nature. Location, and severity of the tbi may give some clues as to the area of injury. For example, a common site of injury is to the skull base in the region of the temporal bone. This may lead to vestibular problems and subsequent balance issues. A neuro-otologist can help with this. Post-traumatic hydrocephalus/normal pressure hydrocephalus can lead to balance issues. Consult neurosurgery. ...Read more
Increased confusion, problems with speech and word finding, is it normal 7 months after a mild tbi?
No: In a young person, after a mild tbi, improvement is the usual course during the 1st 6 months. Consult your physician to evaluate for sources that are impeding your progress. Additional imaging studies (ct or mri) may reveal some potential delayed sequelae of tbi such as post-traumatic/normal pressure hydrocephalus or subdural fluid collections. These are rare with mild tbi but not unknown. ...Read more
If I had a tbi accident back in 2010 and was placed in coma for 8 days, how long should it take till I start coming around? 'normal? '
TBI: About 2 years after a tbi you should be just about where you are going to get back to. Any other gains would be very slow. ...Read more
I acquired mild tbi since 6months. I have symptoms like stated on my profile. Chance of recovery? Well according to your personal opinion.
Some suggestions: Although you will continue to improve up to 18-24 months after original injury, your coping and emotional state can be improved by speech therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. On occasion, drugs used for alzheimer's disease can be useful, especially galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) and focus can be improved with ritalin. ...Read more
Regarding tbi. Doctors say recovery occurs most in the first 6months. Well if secondary bi occurs for 2months, recovery starts at the 2nd month right?
TBI: Usually the answer is yes. However back to back injuries can have a cumulative effect. Need evaluation by a specialist to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more
Contusion: Your tbi causes a host of symptoms due to damage to the neurons in the brain. But the contusion you had, might have also done some damage to one of the nerves leading to the eye muscles, causing a misalignment leading to doubling of vision. You should see a neuro-ophthalmologist to evaluate this or at least begin with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Therapy: Physical, speech and occupational, all to help him regain functions as he heals. ...Read more
Baclofen: 5mg. PO three times daily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but see below: Traumatic brain injury generically affects focus, concentration, memory, and organizational skills, and the extent of these problems vary from person to person. Typically, gradual improvement will occur up to 1 1/2 to 2 yrs after the injury. More rapid help can occur with cognitive rehab, speech therapy and some meds. ...Read more
Rehab Physician: A rehab specialist can help diagnose the problem and has access to speech/language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists. The different therapists can help to better define the problem and can also provide assistance in recovery. ...Read more
Seek consult from neurologist or rehab medicine.
Most Lg. Hospitals have neuro / spine rehab facilities and their directors have the expertise for which you are looking ...Read more
Physiatrist first: In many but not all areas there are physiatrists--rehab physicians--who specialize in tbi. In other areas it might be a neurologist. You might also need neuropsychological testing. I would start at a tertiary referral center to see if there is a physiatrist who specializes in this. ...Read more
Possibly: I would give it at least a year before you know if the weakness and uncoordination is permanent or not. You should be undergoing physical/occupation therapy if you haven't finished a course already. ...Read more
What to do if I have suffered and tbi and was wondering if I was still able to pursue my dream of becoming a us navy seal?
This article spells: Out requirements if one has had a TBI. Http://www. Military. Com/join-armed-forces/disqualifiers-medical-conditions. Html It provides very specific information. I suggest that you go over the TBI categories with your physician to see which category you fall under. ...Read more
Tbi will the symptoms ever go away? I was in a mva in april and suffered a tbi. It seems like I keep getting weird symptoms.
Early therapy helps: In most cases we can help decrease or eliminate the symptoms from tbi. Physical and occupational therapy makes a big difference in recovering from tbi, and the earlier the better. Odd symptoms are common and frequently we see subtle symptoms of post traumatic stress. Close follow up with a doctor familiar with tbi and ptsd can greatly help facilitate your recovery. ...Read more
Not directly: There are no known reasons why brain trauma in general, should affect sperm count (unless the hormone influencing parts of the brain were damaged--but these are very deep inside). Yet what you described is reported. It's possible there's an indirect effect on hormones via the emotionally traumatic dimension of tbi, so, how long? It's a guess, but maybe until he is emotionally more healed. ...Read more
Automated marking: What you are seeing are signals that the automated spike detection software has flagged for further review by the neurologist. Unfortunately, while the software is extremely sensitive, it does have a high susceptibility to noise and artifact, and as such the markings you see are most likely normal. A neurologist can look at the raw tracings and tell you if they are truly concerning. ...Read more
Brain injury: Yes. Traumatic brain injuries can cause changes in personality and subtle cognitive changes. Neuropsychological testing can identify the affected areas of the brain and exercises can be used to compensate and help recover. ...Read more