Childhood Diseases

Posted by: renette | 2009-01-08


Could brain surgery cause ' depression" 

I have 2 daughters, 5yr old and 2yr old. In 2006 my 5yr old then 3 had multiple brain abscesses and app 400 ml pus drained in 3 surgeries(didn' t find cause.) This put a lot of pressure on her brain but the neurosurgeon told me that the area affected would be her motor skills, she pulled through fantastically and to date physically healthy.However for about a year now she seems to be completely emotionally unbalanced, there have been many facts which warrent my concern and a play therapist has confirmed that her behaviour is not what is deemed normal. My question is could it be possible that there could be a medical reason for her behaviour as a result of the surgery or could it just be a behavioural issue which play therapy could help?

Expert's Reply



This is a difficult question to answer without being able to see your daughter. It seems that at the time of her surgery she recovered completely and there were no noticeable after-effects.However,in order to answer your question properly your daughetr must be seen by a paediatric neurologist.

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