Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Sort of... Head injury can injure the brain in such a way that the symptoms mimic bipolar disorder with impulsivity, irritability and mood instabilty. It wouldn't be true bipolar per the dsm but we would essentially treat it the same way with mood stabilizers and possibly antidepressants.
It happens. Undder our current nomenclature it would end up being classified as a mood disorder due to traumatic brain injury, rather than bipolar disorder. There is no litmus test, so a lot of it will depend on clinical history. Usually this is more common with significant right hemispher brain injuries. Some people will become acutely manic after a tbi and require sedation. Genetics may play a role.

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What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

Unknown. Trauma has nothing to do with brain tumors, and there are not environmental toxins that correlate so far with brain cancer. There is a controversy about whether cell phones or electromagnetic radiation can cause tumors, but truly unproven so far. Read more...

Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

As follows- falls35% Cdc has this data: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%) link for the above is http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. Read more...
Yes. Motorcycle accidents without helmet car accident without seat belt blast injuries in the combat zone or certain work situations drunk driving! sports with head trauma=football, boxing etc. Read more...
Deceleration . Any impact that causes rapid deceleration of your head (going fast to a quick stop) such as car accident, fall, trauma from a hit (think football) or a direct impact to the skull can lead to a traumatic brain injury. The faster the impact or deceleration, the worse the head injury is. Occasionally even minor blows to the head can cause bleeding which can lead to severe injury. Read more...
Unfortunately many. Most common causes in my practice involves repetitive head trauma in sports, and motor vehicle accidents, but is very frequent in military, and can be seen with falling, direct blows over head, gunshot wounds, etc. Seems that incidence is far higher these days than previously suspected. Read more...
A few. Depends on frame of reference. Falls are high on the list. Certainly combat /assault related causes. Ignorance of safety guidelines -- wearing helmet when on bike,skateboard,rollerblades,motorcycle. etc. CDC or Neurology site or TBI site will give most recent statistics. Read more...

Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Very much so. Depending on the severity and location of the traumatic brain injury personality changes can happen. A famous quote is "[mr.] gauge was no longer gauge". Moodiness, depression, reduced control of anger or other emotions, or even lack of initiation and motivation, and passivity are possible. Depression is more often left-brain injury and mania or lack of awerness - right. Read more...
Yes. This depends on the severity and location of the injury. Generally, individuals may become more irritable. Forgetful, and have difficulty concentrating. If the injury is in the frontal lobe, the person may have personality changes as well, such as emotional lability and disinhibition. Read more...
Yes. Brain injury, especially with damage to the frontal and temporal lobes can result in impulsivity, irritability and dysregulated behavior with excessive reactivity. Read more...

Why is traumatic brain injury not a common cause of upper motor dysarthria?

It can be. Not sure where you are getting your data. Tbi causes many diasabilities, potentially. Dysarthria is certainly one of them. Read more...
TBI is a cause. TBI is a cause of upper motor dysarthria due to damage to the brain areas responsible for stimulating the nerves in the brain stem that trigger the muscles of speech and swallowing. Read more...

Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Not directly. Numbness itself won't cause am abnormal eeg. However the damaged area of the brain will. Remember that having a brain injury doesm't mean you don't have other causes of numbness like a nerve compression. Then your eeg would only show changes related to the brain injury. Read more...

Traumatic brain injury patient (severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. Legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Postconcussive syndr. You may be suffering from a postconcussive syndrome which primarily includes headaches/dizziness following a strong blow to the head or traumatic brain injury. There are ways to control the legs with medication, however, have you gotten a CT/MRI of the head yet if this was a severe blow? Wanna talk about it? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code to make virtual appointment: PDXFNR. Read more...
IT DOES NOT. SOUND LIKE YOU ARE OKAY BY THE DESCRIPTION YOU GIVE. I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU FOLLOW UP WITH YORU NEUROLOGIST. Read more...

Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury I recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

First . First off, i would like to thank you for your service to our country. I can't tell you if the benefits from medical marijuana outweigh the risks in your particular case there can be very significant deterimental effects from marijuana. I would like to suggest another option, which is now available at some va medical centers-. Medical acupuncture. This is performed by a physician. So many of our wounded warriors are obtunded by massive use of opiates to control their pain. There life can literally revolve around physical and emotional pain and it's treatment. Medical acupuncture is safe, effective and pretty non-invasive. It is now being used at military treatment facilities as well as in the battlefield. There are protocols for traumatic brain injuries, headache pain, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, ringing in the ears, loss of balance and more. I am using acupuncture at the military treatment facility that i work at. It provides hope and a real vehicle for recovery. God bless. Read more...
Definition check. Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! Read more...