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Feb 15, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

I have been doing research on different scans. I found the SPECT scan is supposed to be able to detect brain damage because it scans blood flow in the brain. The cost is still high around 4000.00 for two scans one resting the other thinking I guess for lack of a better term. I emailed a clinic in Colorado and they returned my call and we discussed it. I am thinking about getting it done if I can find a reasonable reliable facility here in Minnesota.

Feb 12, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

Jim,
Thank you for the note. I have Christian Health Ministries health care sharing program. Unfortunately since it is not insurance what I have is considered a pre X so they won’t cover an MRI for me and I can’t afford to pay for it myself. Stinks but thats the way it is.

Thank you

Feb 9, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

He just wants me to continue with seeing my therapist and stay on my meds for now

Feb 9, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

Good morning all. Well I saw my Doctor today about an MRI to see what brain damage could have been caused by the Encephalitis and the car accident. He said he had no doubt that I would have sustained damage from the Encephalitis however he felt that that type of damage would not show up in any type of test. Plus they are 5000.00 . So I guess I will just have get through with out knowing for sure if that could be contributing to my illness.

Feb 8, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

Very sorry to hear your having such a bad day.

Feb 7, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

@oldkarl, thank you for your insights. You seem to be a very knowledgeable gentleman.

Feb 7, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you all so much for your concern and information. It brings tears to my eyes. I have not talked to my Doctor as of yet but I will be starting with my family practice doc and see what he thinks. Where I live and the clinic I go too I am thinking he will probably send me to the Mayo clinic that is kind of their go to place.

Thank you again

Feb 6, 2018 · Link from encephalitis, car accident/being unconscious to depression? in Depression & Anxiety

Teresa,
Thank you for the reply and the links. I have looked at those before but thank you for sharing anyway. I am sure that some would consider me to have an alcohol problem. I am sure my Father suffered from depression but I think it was because of other health problems he had.
I am going to talk to my Doctor and get his opinion as well. The cost bothers me as I am a self pay patient.