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Why do people with brain injuries sleep more?

Why do people with brain injuries sleep more?

Brain controls: Sleep regulation is highly complex and involves multiple areas of the brain. With brain injury there could be increased, decreased, or irregular sleep due to imbalance between brain chemicals. Depression might cause increased sleep. Certain medications administered can also cause sleepiness. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Are people who overthink things and are creative and sensitive more prone to life-long depression? Depression has anything to do with intelligence?

Are people who overthink  things and are creative and sensitive more prone to life-long depression?   Depression has anything to do with intelligence?

A common disorder: Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. According to national institute of mental health, 6.7% of americans are diagnosed (30.4% are severely depressed). Evidence reported in a swedish study (collingwood, 2010), revealed a link between high iq and bipolar disorder. This finding only suggested a possible causality as opposed to a risk. ...Read more

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Do all people with a brain tumor experience seizures with sever headaches, or can symptoms be much more subtle? My moms always dizzy lately...

Do all people with a brain tumor experience seizures with sever headaches, or can symptoms be much more subtle? My moms always dizzy lately...

O K before you: conclude the cause , take your mom to a doctor , for a check up , for hypertension ( B P ) , diabetes , circulatory diseases etc the most common cause for dizziness before you think about brain tumor . ...Read more

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How come kids don't snore but adults do? What changes happen to make us snore and why are some people louder than others?

How come kids don't snore but adults do? What changes happen to make us snore and why are some people louder than others?

Kids do snore too: But reasons for snoring in kids are bit different, although overweight/obesity with more fat deposition in the neck area is the main reason adults snore, in kids this is less common than enlarged adenoids that can block the airways partially and cause snoring. Either way, weight reduction if overweight/obese at any age is needed to control snoring together with treating the enlarged adenoids ...Read more

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Do people take test to know that they have bipolar disorder? I sometimes feel happy or depressed with unknown reason. Also think too much can't sleep

Do people take test to know that they have bipolar disorder? I sometimes feel happy or depressed with unknown reason. Also think too much can't sleep

Best Dr. Diagnoses: There are some Questionnaires that patients can fill out, but the true diagnosis is best made by a one on one examination form a trained Psychiatrist. See the attached link for a PDf questionnaire that may aide some providers in the diagnosis. http://www.dbsalliance.org/pdfs/MDQ.pdf ...Read more

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Do people with a brain injury see things that arent really there?

Do people with a brain injury see things that arent really there?

Poss. but uncommon: Psychosis following head trauma (pdtbi) most patients with pdtbi reported in the literaturefit a similar profile t in that they are male, relatively young at the time of injury, suffer a severe head injury with loss of consciousness, have a several year latency to the first signs of psychosis, and typically present with auditory hallucinations. I hope this helps. Be well. ...Read more

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Why do people say antidepressants make the lungs stop working? Thats pretty scary for someone with brain damage that needs meds

Why do people say antidepressants make the lungs stop working? Thats pretty scary for someone with brain damage that needs meds

Physicians: I have never once heard any physician say that antidepressants make the lungs stop working. I cannot speak for other people. ...Read more

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Does brain training such as lumosity and NeuroNation really work? Are they permanent or we have to train every day?

Does brain training such as lumosity and NeuroNation really work? Are they permanent or we have to train every day?

Brain games are good: Brain games have been shown to promote neuronal branching and are a good tool to ward off brain aging and Dementia. It also gives us a chance to see what areas of our brains need more stimulation. Brains need to be exercised just like the rest of our body! ...Read more

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Please tell me, are some people more prone to sleep paralysis than others?

Please tell me, are some people more prone to sleep paralysis than others?

Sleep paralysis: Yes. In fact there is thought to be a genetic predisposition to developing the disorder. Many people with sleep disorders do not have waking paralysis. Between ? and ½ of patients with narcolepsy also have sleep paralysis. The fragmentation of rem sleep for whatever reason leads to the disturbance. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people with breathing problems more prone to heat strokes?

I'm wondering why are people with breathing problems more prone to heat strokes?

Breathing: People with respiratory problems work harder to breath when conditions are ideal. When conditions require more metabolic energy to be expended to compensate for the stress of the condition, the total expenditure for folks already committing lots of energy to breathing becomes higher and more difficult to achieve. ...Read more

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Can anyone have a seizure for no reason? Or do u have to have epilepsy, brain tumor/trama. Etc? And do most people survive seizures?

Can anyone have a seizure for no reason? Or do u have to have epilepsy, brain tumor/trama. Etc? And do most people survive seizures?

Always a reason: We can't always uncover etiology but always some logical answer. Epilepsy means more than one seizure, and many people have but one seizure in their entire lives. There is a 60% chance of a second seizure in one year. Yes, virtually all people survive even multiple seizures, but if frequent spells, absolutely must treat to prevent harmful events. ...Read more

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I suffer from migraines that don't have a clear pattern. They are sporadic and debilitating. What are ways to combat them other than diet and sleep?

I suffer from migraines that don't have a clear pattern. They are sporadic and debilitating. What are ways to combat them other than diet and sleep?

Atypical Migraines: Atypical migraines lack features of classic migraines including aura, prodrome, maternal lineage history of migraines and clear triggers but still present with hemicranial headaches of long duration with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. Try melatonin to promote sleep and reduce anxiety, stay hydrated, meditate to reduce stress impacts, avoid computer blue light exposure and keep a diary! ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty with workers compensation, multiple brain injuries?

What to do if I have difficulty with workers compensation, multiple brain injuries?

See an expert: Tbi is a very narrow subspecialty area in neurology. There are currently only 22 fellowhip training programs in north america in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry and most only train one or two people a year. Many people who go on to this type of training focus on alzheimer's disease and see very little brain injury. Further reducing the field the workman's comp issue. ...Read more

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If we can create artificial intelligence, why can't we help people who are brain dead?

If we can create artificial intelligence, why can't we help people who are brain dead?

GREAT QUESTION!!: Maybe our marvelous politicians can be recreated into the form of non-psychopathic robots. LOL Unfortunately, brain transplants are in the far distant future, if ever, and sadly, once the brain is non-functioning, we are indeed no longer among the living. ...Read more

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Do people with brain tumours feel and show emotion?

Do people with brain tumours feel and show emotion?

Brain tumors: If you are asking if brain tumors can affect emotion, yes they can, depending on where they are located. They can cause loss of control, loss of emotion, and pretty much any other emotion one could conceive. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more