Brain injuries and mood changes

Charlie Wilkes charlie_wilkes at
Wed Jul 16 06:19:41 EST 2003

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:09:44 -0400, "Nacho"
<marquesdesadeNOSPAM at> wrote:

>There are some mood changes that can be seen on brain injuries, as
>depression, anxiety, irritable, or restless.
>What can be the reason of that change? Physiologically, what areas are
>I'm reffering to the general brain injury, as a TBI, not to specific
>injuries related to emotions.
Good question, Nacho.  Back in 1962, a Dutch scientist named Bart
Huges stumbled across the answer.  One's state and degree of
consciousness, he realized, are related to the volume of blood in the
brain. The flow of blood through the head is limited by gravity, thus
reducing the range of human consciousness. One can redress the balance
by a number of methods, such as standing on one's head, jumping from a
hot bath into a cold one, or the use of drugs; but the wider
consciousness thus obtained is only temporary.

There is, however, a way to effect a permanent widening of
consciousness.  You must take a very sharp, clean electric drill and
bore a hole in your skull, above the forehead and centered ear-to-ear.
It helps to apply a topical anesthetic and some indulge in a stiff
drink beforehand, although sloppy work with the drill can cause
neurological complications.

Dr. Huges was at first ridiculed and committed to an asylum for his
discovery, in much the same way clerics persecuted Galileo.  But now,
self-trepanation is widely accepted as the way to deal with life's
problems.  You'll find a wide selection of drills at  Be sure to have some peroxide and clean
bandages on hand.

Good luck!


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