I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

OCD is an uncommon, . but well-documented, consequence of TBI. The pattern of OCD, I.e., the types of obsessions & compulsions, are very similar amongst patients with TBI, whether they have mild TBI & normal MRI's or moderate & severe TBI with bruising of the the fronto-temporal cortex, subcortical structures (caudate nucleus) or both on their MRI's. Just one more thing for which you need therapy &, maybe, medication. .

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What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several. Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. Read more...
Area of damage. the symptoms of brain injury will depend on the area that is injured. You should speak to a neurologist to give more information. Read more...

Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Sort of... Usually the defecits are stable, they don't change. However, things like memory and attention can be effected by stress or mood states to when you are calm, the defecits may seem better but on a stressful and anxious day, they may seem much worse. Read more...
To some degree. Most of it in seer injuries should remain pretty stable bit even normal people vary in terms of mental skills and medications, sleep, stress and intervening variable such as depression or anxiety can weigh in. Severity makes a difference. People are bad judges of their memory - neuropsychological testing often tells a different story. In legal cases, there may be another explanation. Read more...

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

No. A person can have full recovery. The best time to tell what will be permanent is those symptoms still present after one year. A few predictors of permanent damage is how much memory is lost and the length of being unconcious or if there was lack of oxygen for a prolonged time. Read more...
Depends on a lot. This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. Read more...
No. it depends on the cause, location, amount of injured brain. Concussion is a mild brain injury. Most people recover from mild injury frin trauma, even from stroke. Read more...

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

ForcefulBrain injury. Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. The definition of tbi has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances. Read more...
Tbi severity defined. Different organizations and researches have a variety of definitions of traumatic brain injury, head injury and a variety of definitions of tbi or concussion severity. We've devoted a web page to it: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp. Read more...
Trauma to brain. A TBI is defined as an injury to the brain due to trauma to the head or intrusion such as bullet wound. It excludes damage due to infection. Stroke, or metabolic cause such as hypoglycemia. 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...

I'm having trouble concentrating after mild traumatic brain injury, what's wrong?

How long ago? It is not unusual to have some neurologic symptoms lingering for a few weeks after traumatic brain injury. How was the severity (mild) determined? Please see your primary care provider and consider a neurologist consultation. Read more...