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Behavior Change After Surgery

My husband had septoplasty surgery 5 months ago, and he has not been the same since.  During the day he is usually fine, but at nighttime, he is a completely different person.  He cries, he is anxious, it's like he is a scared little boy.  He was NEVER like this before.  

We are currently seeing a Psychiatrist and a Neurologist.  He just had an MRI and EEG today to check for brain damage and seizures.  I was researching "Sundowning", and that seems like some of his behaviors, but he is only 36 years old.  Is it possible to experience this at his age?
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Crying is typical of a brain injury.  People who have had a brain injury or brain surgery will cry a lot the first year.  It is something that they cannot help and even the strongest person will cry.  It is possible that he incurred some kind of brain damage from the surgery.  Good news is that he is young and he should get back to normal faster than someone older.  It may take a year or up to five years in someone older.  My mother had brain surgery and it took her five years to get back to normal. She was 59 at the time.  My friends have also had brain surgery (4 of them) for tumors.  
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