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Is it normal for patients who have surgery for a brain tumor to become angry and violent?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Personality change is not a common side effect after brain surgery.
If the tumor involves both frontal lobes, then personality change may occur.

In brief: No

Personality change is not a common side effect after brain surgery.
If the tumor involves both frontal lobes, then personality change may occur.
Dr. Igor Yusupov
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression/anxiety

Being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be overwhelming and threatening to your livelihood/future.
Some people process their concern as anger at their situation and this can spill over on family/friends. Brain tumor support groups can help. Discuss your concerns with your doctors and some antidepressants may be needed also.

In brief: Depression/anxiety

Being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be overwhelming and threatening to your livelihood/future.
Some people process their concern as anger at their situation and this can spill over on family/friends. Brain tumor support groups can help. Discuss your concerns with your doctors and some antidepressants may be needed also.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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