Physicians’ Message To Look At Mental Health After Brain Surgery

Brain tumours can cause mental illness in a patient. As a result, it is important to monitor the patient’s mental health, even if the tumour is surgically removed. This is what the doctors are saying in the context of the incident where the teenager fell from the 21st floor shortly after he got angry over a small matter while visiting his aunt’s house in Tangra.

According to the investigation, the teenager, a resident of Belur, has been suffering from headaches since childhood. Later it was found out about his brain tumour. It was surgically removed a year and a half ago. After that he had to take radiation for several days. According to family sources, the teenager would get angry after that. According to the doctors, it is important to pay attention to the mental health of the patient even if the tumour is removed. In the words of cancer surgeon Gautam Mukherjee, “the teenager’s illness may have been added to what happened. This is because brain tumours have long-term effects on mental health. That is why, even if the physical crisis is over, mental health needs to be taken into consideration in such patients.” Doctors also say that removing a brain tumour does not mean that the patient is completely healthy. Many people do not think that mental health is associated with brain tumours.

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If there is a tumour in the frontal lobe of the brain, then the patient becomes mentally exhausted or irritable, says Kaushik Shil, a paediatric neurosurgeon. He added: “The radiation that is given to a brain tumour has an effect on mental health. Even if the tumour is removed, the addition of another nerve to the nerve of the forebrain is lost. That’s the problem.”

The frontal lobe is located in front of the cerebrum. Memory, intelligence, speech, personality and intellect are controlled through a few areas there. They are related to each other. The brain controls and drives all the activities of the human body. And while the tumour is being removed from this important and complex part, some parts of the brain are also being removed. Radiation also weakens the normal functioning of normal brain cells.

This is what cancer doctor Subir Gangopadhyay says. In his words, “Having a brain tumour or having it removed has a negative effect on the patient’s mental health. So even after the surgery, the teenager’s stubbornness, stubborn attitude, verbal symptoms were seen.” 

Doctor Amit Bhattacharya, director of the Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata, reports on mental health monitoring after such surgeries. In his words, “Even if the tumour is removed, there is some damage to the brain. It can lead to sudden hasty decisions, eating disorder, problems with memory, loss of interest, fatigue, slow speech and movements, sleeping less or more than usual, feelings of hopelessness and despair or severe depression.” He also says that during adolescence, there is a tendency to make hasty decisions. They make decisions without thinking deeply.