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I had neuropsych test and results were bad. I had question

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I had neuropsych test and results were bad. I had question
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 5 years ago.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The test results showed damage in frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. Is it possible to recover fully from this damage. I was told that I have a disability. This happened because of toxic exposure. Can the brain heal itself?
Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 5 years ago.
Sadly, brain cells do not regenerate or heal. Many people benefit from cognitive rehabilitation, which can help teach undamaged portion of brain to take over the functions that are impaired. If your exposure was work related, worker's compensation should pay for rehab.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
demyelinating disease was ruled out so they concluded it was toxic exposure. Can my brain heal itself?
Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 5 years ago.
It may adapt, but demylenization is not the same of cell death. Demylenization disorders are typically progressive disorders. You are unlikely to get worse, but best case is adaptation. Sorry, I wish I had better news. I have seen remarkable things done bu cognitive rehabilitation. You may want to discuss further with neurologist.
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