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I seem to have a phobia of germs since my brain injury i was never like this before i got injured it really bothers me has the brain injury caused it?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

brain injury can cause anxiety disorders.
What you are describing is a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, an anxiety disorder. So yes, brain injury can cause your symptoms.

In brief: Possibly

brain injury can cause anxiety disorders.
What you are describing is a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, an anxiety disorder. So yes, brain injury can cause your symptoms.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Phobia After TBI

There are many published reports of persons developing anxiety problems after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
You are among the subset that have developed a specific phobia. Luckily, we know about how phobias can be overcome! Learn about phobias & how to rid yourself of them using "exposure" techniques & systematic desensitization: http://www.anxietybc.com/self-help/facing-your-fears-exposure

In brief: Phobia After TBI

There are many published reports of persons developing anxiety problems after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
You are among the subset that have developed a specific phobia. Luckily, we know about how phobias can be overcome! Learn about phobias & how to rid yourself of them using "exposure" techniques & systematic desensitization: http://www.anxietybc.com/self-help/facing-your-fears-exposure
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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