Brain lesion?

Steve Harris sbharris at ix.RETICULATEDOBJECTcom.com
Sun Dec 9 17:39:50 EST 2001

> rajb at inwind.it (Paolo Rajba) wrote:
> >Until a few years ago I used to suffer from very strong depression and
> >anxiety. I was also an alcoholic and going through very serious problems
> >concerning my relations with other people. Then all of a sudden it
> >changed. I stopped drinking, became much more relaxed and started
> >enjoying the company of others. Now I'm probably the most stable person
> >I know, and on the face there seem to be no problems. Often other people
> >come to me asking me to help them sort out their own problems, because
> >it seems to them I'm so stable and helpful. This is all very nice...
> >However...
> >I have recently started to think that there may have been a brain
> >lesion behind this change. A few weeks before the change I hit my head
> >kind of hard, on the top towards the front. Now I have read that some
> >patients with frontal lobes lesions start losing their inhibitions and
> >often display a "don't care" attitude. Nowadays I often find it hard to
> >attach any real importance to things. Is it because I feel that
> >whatever happens, things will not be as bad as they were before, or is
> >it because I suffered a frontal lobe lesion? I have also become much
> >more disinhibited with other people. I used to be very shy, now I often
> >say things which shock people, even strangers, and I just think it's
> >funny. I don't like drinking alcohol any more, before it used to be a
> >necessity.
> >I also find it harder to put different concepts together into a single
> >"whole" when I'm thinking.
> >What do you think?
> >
> >Paolo

Anxious people can certainly be anxious about brain tumors. Get an MRI and
stop worrying. See Woody Allen's _Hannah and her Sisters_ three times.


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