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What symptoms are related to Executive Function?

What symptoms are related to Executive Function?

Exec Function Sx: Problems with Executive Functioning are seen in symptoms like: poor self control, impulsivity, inappropriate behavior, difficulty controlling emotions, challenges with organization and consistency of behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: executive function?

What is the definition or description of: executive function?

Executive function: Executive functions is an umbrella term for cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage other cognitive processes, such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, task switching, and initiation and monitoring of actions. ...Read more

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My son is 8 and he has ADHD he takes untuniv 1mg what kind or meaning of executive function?

My son is 8 and he has ADHD he takes untuniv 1mg what kind or meaning of executive function?

Sounds like you : reviewed the results of the MultiDisciplinary Team evaluation that conferred eligibility for Speech/Language & Occupational Therapy & sought neuropsychological evaluation. Executive Function enables one to plan, self- monitor one's performance to adjust unsuccessful plans, & account for & plan for short- & long- term consequences of one's actions. See CHADD.org on adding a BIP to his IEP. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Other way around: Executive function is one facet of cognitive function (or impairment if lost). Apraxia (inability to do simple mechanical tasks like buttoning shirt), aphasia (inability to speak intelligibly), agnosia (inability to name recognizable objects) & memory loss are other components of cognitive function/impairment. This can be evaluated during any visit w/simple questions. ...Read more

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How early can you be tested for alzheimer's? As soon as executive function starts to fail?

How early can you be tested for alzheimer's? As soon as executive function starts to fail?

The early the better: If the loved ones present any of 10 early signs of ad (www.Alz.Org/10signs), then go to any of physician's office, preferably geriatric specilaist, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Head injury: Yes. A head injury in a car crash is likely to be at least a concussion (in which the violent impact forces the soft brain tissue to decelerate abruptly against the skull). Concusions cause regional brain disturbances, particularly in cognitive functions associated with the brain cortex, including executive function. The type of symptoms depend on the location of brain contusion. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for anxiety and does it affect my memory or performance ?

Is there a cure for anxiety and does it affect my memory or performance ?

Anxiety: Can adversely affect memory and various types of performance. Anxiety is a treatable condition. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I'm losing memory. I have anxiety & I forget somethin &I get nervous to the point of puking. I can't recall words like I used to...

I'm 17 and I'm losing memory. I have anxiety & I forget somethin &I get nervous to the point of puking. I can't recall words like I used to...

Consult a: psychologist as soon as you can. Your symptoms sound a little out of the league of a social work counselor. Your problem is less likely memory which seems to be a symptom of your out of control anxiety. This can be helped by a skilled psychologist, All the best! ...Read more

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Something is wrong! I feel like im losing memory! having anxiety feel nervous!live my own and wonder if stress is causing this?? What should i do?

Something is wrong! I feel like im losing memory!  having anxiety feel nervous!live my own and wonder if stress is causing this?? What should i do?

Deep breaths: Anxiety can be a tough thing to have because it feeds upon itself. It's up to you to break the cycles. Why do you feel like you're losing memory? First try to clear your mind in a quiet room and focus on a single point in your mind, blocking all other thoughts. Breathe deeply and slowly. This is the basic pathway of meditation and it should help you decrease your stress. ...Read more

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Can anxiety effect short term memory?Im forgetting small things like leaving something i meant to take.I get anxious about itand it seems to get worse

Yes: Since you are in therapy - this seems really good to talk about there. It's only one of the many reasons anxiety is such a pain in the... Anyway, it does create a vicious cycle and learning skills to manage a busy life really helps - check-lists, etc. Habit of stopping and collecting yourself at the door. It can even be relaxing. Be prepared and you'll win the battle. Eventually the war. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more