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Concussion causing depression ?

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I got a very serious head injury playing soccer. Until then I had never had mental health problems...ever. Now I have most of them. I have been hospitalized, on meds, therapie and nothing helped. I am a perfectionists so I am going to a top university right now...and when my friends go out sat night...I stay back wondering if tonight will be the night I will kill myself. Can a concussion casue this kind of severe change in me? can it case the depression, the mood disorders, the OCD, the ED, the Cutting?


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replied April 5th, 2009
Brain and Head Injuries Answer A6263



No data was given if any damage was done to the brain tissue and where the location of the damaged tissue is. The anterior part of the brain controls the attitude, the mood and the emotions.
You might want to ask your doctors if the anterior part of the brain was irreversibly damaged when you had your head injured.
If there was no irreversible damage, then you might be experiencing bulimia combined with obsessive-compulsive disorder. An observation and adequate medication treatment controlled by psychiatrist is recommended. You might want to visit a psychotherapist, too.


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