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Are there long term effects from a head injury?

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In brief: Yes

Especially if there is repeated injuries over time.
This can produce personality changes, difficulty thinking, memory loss, difficulty sleeping, headaches and dizziness, usually resolving within a few days or weeks. Can develop into a chronic condition with the same symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Especially if there is repeated injuries over time.
This can produce personality changes, difficulty thinking, memory loss, difficulty sleeping, headaches and dizziness, usually resolving within a few days or weeks. Can develop into a chronic condition with the same symptoms.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Concussive head injury has many issues that can lead to problems with concentration, memory, emotional liability, sleeping problems and headaches.
If long term issues are present, an MRI of the brain is recommended to look for other structural problems.

In brief: Many

Concussive head injury has many issues that can lead to problems with concentration, memory, emotional liability, sleeping problems and headaches.
If long term issues are present, an MRI of the brain is recommended to look for other structural problems.
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In brief: Not always

There is a lot of current thought about concussions and late effects.
Other tbi is associated with chronic symptoms and problems.

In brief: Not always

There is a lot of current thought about concussions and late effects.
Other tbi is associated with chronic symptoms and problems.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Depends on severity

As a general rule of thumb, the more severe the brain injury, the more permanent and debilitating damage will result.
Effects can be immediate or long term, and can be physical, cognitive, or emotional. Traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate, or severe.

In brief: Depends on severity

As a general rule of thumb, the more severe the brain injury, the more permanent and debilitating damage will result.
Effects can be immediate or long term, and can be physical, cognitive, or emotional. Traumatic brain injury is classified as mild, moderate, or severe.
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