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Can head injury cause a manic bipolar episode?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

Consequences of traumatic or acquired brain injury include disturbances in mood including mania.

In brief: Yes

Consequences of traumatic or acquired brain injury include disturbances in mood including mania.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Dr. Daryl Tanski
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Seems possible

Brain injuries and some diseases along with genetic tendencies may all play parts in bipolar. It's not certain yet, but researchers are finding abnormalities in the structure and/or function of certain brain circuits that could underlie bipolar. There is also work in brain chemical interactions with stress hormones.
In the end, there is interference in mood intensity regulation and stabilization.

In brief: Seems possible

Brain injuries and some diseases along with genetic tendencies may all play parts in bipolar. It's not certain yet, but researchers are finding abnormalities in the structure and/or function of certain brain circuits that could underlie bipolar. There is also work in brain chemical interactions with stress hormones.
In the end, there is interference in mood intensity regulation and stabilization.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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