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Old 04-16-2018, 09:52 AM #1
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I read somewhere mental illness is caused by brain damage.
Or that the meds cause brain damage.
I really hope not.
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I believe that mental illness can be caused by damage to the brain and nervous system. My psychiatrist practices 'neuralpsychiatry' and his clinic includes patients with brain injuries. He deals with clients who have birth injuries like CP to those having traumatic damage.

An acquaintance who suffered a horrible injury to his head has bipolar.
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What Ive read is the untreated mental illness can cause brain damage. My brother has a traumatic brain injury and hes definately not playing with a full deck. However he was not right in the head and was an alcoholic before he damaged his brain so its hard to tell.
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I was in a car accident and hit my head prior to losing my mind. I'm certain with no family history of this illness that is what caused it.
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I also read depression can cause brain cell deterioration.
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I would assume it could be, sure. I definitely don't believe that that is always the case, though.
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In the hospital there were people in our group who had traumatic brain injury and had symptoms similar to BPD. Not sure if meds can cause brain damage, I doubt it. They wouldn't be marketed if they did.
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Brain damage (head trauma) can cause mental illness. But mental illness certainly does not always come from brain damage.

Untreated mental illness can definitely do damage to the brain.

No one at this time knows whether psych meds cause brain damage or not.
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I was very lucky that the OD'S i did didn't cause any brain damage though I never had migraines or even headaches before that....thkugh my neuroligist at that time (late 90's) thoughtbfore sure the migraines came from a neck injury years before but made it necessary to have neck fusion.

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So what I realized in my situation was that living surrounded by stress all my life was the cause of my problems even though I got my degree & had a computer engineering career for 15 years before the breakdown....it had beem building up to that point all my life. Being free from that environment let the internal me out to be free to be what I always thought life should be like.
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In the hospital there were people in our group who had traumatic brain injury and had symptoms similar to BPD. Not sure if meds can cause brain damage, I doubt it. They wouldn't be marketed if they did.
what is Bpd?
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