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Head injury, weird taste in mouth, imbalance, neck pain, feeling calm and happy. Causes for symptoms?

Hi, I hit my head a few days ago. Today I am absolutely exhausted, I have a weird taste in my mouth, I am unbalanced, and my neck hurts. I read online that a concussion would make me feel depressed though and I actually feel calmer and happier then I have in weeks. I am concerned though that I might have something wrong with me.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Your symptoms of having a weird taste in the mouth and imbalance following a head injury are worrying and definitely need further evaluation. I would advie you to see a doctor for a complete physical examination and a brain scan.

There can be personality changes following concussion, not necessarily depression. If you feel that there is a significant personality change, then that would be another reason not to delay a medical evaluation.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

welcome to health care magic

As per your details, you had head injury few days back. First thing you have do is visit a neurologist and get CT / MRI brain done to rule out any organic lesion in brain which might be causing the symptoms. Secondly, concussion injury can cause any of the symptoms - depression, lability of mood etc. If organicity is ruled out, then psychiatric consultation is advised as there might be some psychological component responsible for your symptoms.

Hope it helps
Good Luck
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