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Anxiety And Executive Function Memory
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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