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Mentally unstable from Concussion

My boyfriend has had multiple concussions in the last 5 years. As a result he suffers from chronic migraines and psychological issues. With a recent concussion that happened about a month ago, he suffers from extreme anxiety, irritability, aggression, mood swings, paranoia, violence and self destructiveness. It is difficult for him to be alone or trust me when I am away so he has become controlling of me and needs me around 24/7. His intensity and volatility controls me if ever I speak up or act against his wishes. He talks about urges to hit himself and I fear that it would worsen his condition as he has hit himself in the head before. He has downed alcohol and medication together and punched walls and broken multiple laptops. He talks about CTE and the movie Concussion and says he relates to the athletes or fears that he has that and that he may one day kill himself as a result. I dont know what I can do to help him heal from this as I cannot live like this. I am hoping that he will heal from this and he will be back to normal and I will get my life back as this has happened in the past with the previous concussions. It is a reoccurring cycle everytime he gets a new concussion but this time is the worst. In the meantime, I dont know what I can do to help him in his recovery.
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replied November 11th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with hypomania and behavioural disorder besides concussion.
He would need mental state examination for further clarification and to sort out associated psychiatric disorders.
Antipsychotics like risperidone and CBT sessions will help him in resolving this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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replied November 11th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with hypomania and behavioural disorder besides concussion.
He would need mental state examination for further clarification and to sort out associated psychiatric disorders.
Antipsychotics like risperidone and CBT sessions will help him in resolving this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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