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What are your thoughts on this prior accident due to head trauma from falling?

This was an accident that happened 3 years ago…
Teen takes Wellbutrin and gets the 1% side effect of having a seizure.
They hit their head on a brick wall. Had a slight concussion. No apparent bleeding.
Afterwards…
Doc also diagnosed with childhood seizure disorder from past history symptoms of fogginess, short term issues, partial confusion with reading at a young age, and tremors.
Over the past 3 years. Teen struggled intensely with depression,mania,suicidal ideation, paranoia,hallucinations ,GAD,social anxiety,
Chronic fatigue, POTS,restless leg syndrome, irregular internal clock,
And varying side effects due to the continual medication adjustments.

It has recently been realized that she has never had an MRI of the brain.

While they had some depression prior to the seizure, the majority of onset occurred post concussion.

Any ideas?suggestions? Possible paths that might be beneficial if One were to say.. “let’s start over. First let’s….?”
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Obviously it would have been don't take the antidepressant, but you can't go back and undo that.  But the teen was put on it for a reason, and many people with mental illness get worse over time if they don't fix it in therapy or find a med that actually works, which is hard.  As for the concussion, it wouldn't hurt, it seems to me, to find a neurologist who can test for post-concussion problems.  Unfortunately, this isn't easy to diagnose or find and often takes years before it might show up on a diagnostic picture, but with all this going on, might be worth a try.  Another problem, though, is, don't know if there's any cure for it.  If he had childhood seizure disorder, how then can you be sure the wellbutrin caused the seizure?  It's a hard problem, and it's also possible that if there is some brain problems that the meds for mental illness might be making it worse, as they affect brain neurotransmitters.  Don't really know.  When you see the neurologist, ask about CBD oil, it has been used for childhood seizure problems.  
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