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A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read more

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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


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My 26-year-old son has a skull that has depression between the skull joints from the middle part down to the back, and and both right and left side. ?

My 26-year-old son has a skull  that has depression between the skull joints from the middle part down to the back, and and both right and left side. ?

Normal variation: The cranial sutures close by about 2 years of age. They may close in a strange manner that leaves ridges and bumps that are usually symmetry between the left and right. Often these are not noted until there is some hair loss or he cuts his hair short. They have been there since infancy. ...Read more

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In the last month I have noticed a depression on my skull situated where the fontanelle is. I am 40! I tried to drink lots of water but it hasn't hel?

In the last month I have noticed a depression on my skull situated where the fontanelle is.  I am 40! I tried to drink lots of water but it hasn't hel?

Fontanelle: A depressed fontanelle in an infant responds to hydration because there is no bone there. In an adult, the area can be fibrotic or bony, but it is no longer the "soft spot" a baby has and hydration will not change it. ...Read more

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Is there a problem with my husbands right side skull flap? He had double skull cranioplasty sept 2010, left is total healed and fine, looks great. Right side still has depression and the two round titianium plates are sticking out uncomfortably. An X-ray

Is there a problem with my husbands right side skull flap? He had double skull cranioplasty sept 2010, left is total healed and fine, looks great. Right side still has depression and the two round titianium plates are sticking out uncomfortably. An X-ray

No : No long drawn out answer here. He needs to go back to the surgeon who did the flaps in the first place. The right side may need to be revised. It has been over a year and it is not normal to have to be having this problem. He should not put up with it any longer. ...Read more

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I had a craniotomy for a subdural hematoma 18 mos ago and my skull has depressions and "lump" along the suture lines. Is that normal?

I had a craniotomy for a subdural hematoma 18 mos ago and my skull has depressions and "lump" along the suture lines.  Is that normal?

Yes: That is common and not a medical concern as long as the scalp incision is completely healed. I have seen a case where a patient with a very thin scalp eventually had the scalp open up over one of the small plates used to secure the bone flap. This is rare, but would require surgery. ...Read more

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Any similarities physiologically between depression from chronic traumatic encephalopothy (cte) and depression without head trauma?

Any similarities physiologically between depression from chronic traumatic encephalopothy (cte) and depression without head trauma?

Some: In both conditions people looked depressed, have decreased initiative, might be isolative, speech is soft, slow, monotone; decreased range of emotions, etc. Patients with cte, however, might not complain of depression and present more avolitional ( not interested, having no desires) then sad. Did you have a more specific question? ...Read more

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I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?

I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?

They are Different: Each is an independent diagnosis, even if some people have one, two or even all three together. If you do not have easy access to a doctor, consider looking online for your local community mental health center and for local community health clinics that serve those without resources. ...Read more

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Since my head injury i have such bad depression and loneliness. Is this normal? What do I do? The accident was last friday in the fl and temp lobe.

Fresh injury: Depression is not uncommon with head injury, but that doesn't mean it's "normal." it still needs attention and care. Please speak up to your doctor so that s/he knows this is happening with you. A psychiatrist or neuropsychiatrist can help you by evaluating your symptoms and providing effective treatment recommendations. Depending on severity, these injuries may take months to heal. ...Read more

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Why can I get really tired in the head when i focus on something on the computer? Not when i watch a movie just when thinking hard. Have depression.

Why can I get really tired in the head when i focus on something on the computer? Not when i watch a movie just when thinking hard. Have depression.

I need clarification: What do you mean by, "tired in the head?" is this a headache, eye strain or a reaction to being in front of a computer screen 2long? Does it happen when ur reading disturbing material online? Headaches can bcaused by many things, physical and emotional. I encourage people 2rule out physical possibilities with their physician before assuming it is emotional. If it is not physical speak 2a therapist. ...Read more

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