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Old 06-16-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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If someone constantly punches their head or bangs it into a wall, what are the long term effects? Can they end up getting a brain aneurysm?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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That is a common behavior in developmentally impaired people. Who is banging their head? Or is this just curiosity on your part?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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My sister used to bang her head when we were growing up. She wasn't developmentally impaired. She was just bonkers. LOL She's a very intelligent and successful woman. She does have anxiety. Perhaps banging her head was her way of dealing with anxiety prior to learning how to cope in more mature ways.

To answer the OP's question, I'd say you can get a concussion. Repeat concussions can cause brain damage and lower IQ.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Is this a child or adult? Agreed, children engaging in chronic SIB (self-injurious behavior) can be serious and signal a developmental disorder.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Or you might be witnessing the behavior of a Heavy Metal fan
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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My now 16 yr old son was a head banger when he was very young. When I told his pediatrician, she wasn't concerned. I figured it was some type of coping mechanism. This student just got straight A's in his 4th quarter of sophmore year so if there were any damage it sure isn't evident at this point in his life.

I suppose if you do it enough in the same spot you could give yourself a concussion or worse, or not, I really just don't know.
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