A change in how a person acts is called altered behavior. A change may include:
Altered behavior can be caused by conditions or substances that may affect the brain, such as:
Changes in behavior may be sudden, such as those caused by a stroke or head injury. Or they may be gradual, such as those caused by a tumor or swelling in the brain.
Last Revised: September 1, 2011
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