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Question: long term effects from a head injury

 Stevep891234 - Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:31 pm

I am trying to find out if a concussion suffered in a car wreck 15 years ago could be causing some of my psychological problems such as ADHD and depression. I have had multiple concussion as a youth and did have surgery due to a head injury as a child.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:41 pm

User avatar Hello --

While a connection between early head trauma and late-onset ADHD and/or depression, it would be difficult to prove or disprove, and is largely irrelevant now. Both problems, which are very different, can develop later in life, especially depression. ADHD, if of late onset, may in fact not be ADHD at all, but the behavior could be related to something else, possibly agitated depression. If the ADHD symptoms have been going on for many years, however, then it probably is a part of your personal profile.

I hope this is helpful to you. Good luck to you.

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