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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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can an accident what happened 4 years ago affect your mental

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can an accident head injury what happened 4 years ago affect your mental health 4 years later and what could be the affects

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Bob :

A head injury can cause immediate and lasting effects such as memory problems, difficulty with words or numbers, headaches, dizziness, even personality changes. If it does not cause these symptoms right away, it can nevertheless predispose a person to these things later, particularly if there is another head injury or illness that affects the brain.

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In addition, a head injury can accelerate a dementia or mental illness that was already present, or already destined to occur.

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