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What is the definition or description of: cognitive testing?

What is the definition or description of: cognitive testing?

IQ testing: Cognitive testing is typically testing one's intelligence but can also include testing for dementia or other functions involving thinking. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cognitive impairment?

What is the definition or description of: Cognitive impairment?

Cognitive impairment: An inability to think or reason clearly ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cognitive-behavioral therapy?

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What is the definition or description of: cognitive-behavioral therapy?

CBT: A psychotherapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors & cognitive processes, through goal-oriented systematic procedures. It is effective for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders & substance abuse. Phases of cbt are: assess., reconceptualization, skills acquisition& consolidation, maintenance, & followup. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed cognitive development?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed cognitive development?

Decreased cognition: In pediatrics, we follow infants-toddlers for delayed milestones and one of those is the cognition being within normal limits. If not walking and talking at the appropriate time, i.e. 18 months, this is delayed and
hearing and other evaluations may be done. If adults acquire cognition delays, i.e. memory, brain function,
dementia or other issue should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can primidone 100mg/day cause cognitive deficits?

Can primidone 100mg/day cause cognitive deficits?

Maybe: Primidone does have sedative properties which can cause cognitive deficits but not permanently. However, I cannot speak for the original condition the drug has been prescribed which may cause cognitive deficits. ...Read more

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How much time it usually takes to Xanax (alprazolam) to cause 'permanent' cognitive deficits like memory deficits?

How much time it usually takes to Xanax (alprazolam) to cause 'permanent' cognitive deficits like memory deficits?

Not permanent: Any benzodiazepine can induce tolerance with ~2-3 weeks of consistent use. One might also have some temporary memory dysfunction with the first dose -- inability to learn new material when using. When the dose wears off, this effect should also wear off. If on xanax (alprazolam) and having this problem, a very gradual taper should allow cognition to return to previous abilities. It's not permanent. ...Read more

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Can diazepam and midazolan cause cognitive deficits?

Can diazepam and midazolan cause cognitive deficits?

Yes, those: Are both benzodiazepine class of drugs and can cause amnesia and sedation. Side effects could be additive when taken together, so follow your doctor's directions carefully. ...Read more

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Can diazepam cause permanent cognitive deficits?

No: Stopping the med should quickly resolve any cognitive side effects. If it does not, look for other causes. ...Read more

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How does one differentiate between MS and cidp? I have cognitive/emotional deficits, but my neuro says cidp is inconsistent with those symptoms. True?

How does one differentiate between MS and cidp? I have cognitive/emotional deficits, but my neuro says cidp is inconsistent with those symptoms. True?

MS or CIDP?: Yes, that is true. CIDP would not cause cognitive or emotional deficits.

CIDP should cause diminished reflexes, numbness or weakness in a distribution affecting lower legs and hands, and can be found by nerve conduction testing.

MS may cause a variety of symptoms, and is often found by brain MRI testing and spinal tap. ...Read more

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What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "actual" cognitive impairment (i.e., intellectual deficits). ...Read more

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Are there any anticonvulsants that consistently do not cause cognitive deficits? I would use for migraine. I can't handle topamax (topiramate).

Are there any anticonvulsants that consistently do not cause cognitive deficits? I would use for migraine. I can't handle topamax (topiramate).

No: There are some of these agents that will have fewer side affects than others but they all have the potential to produce cognative deficits. In some cases zonisamide, which is very similar to topiramate, will be as effective and carry fewer advrse events. Talk to your doctor about the issues you are having. ...Read more

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Cognitive deficits and blurry vision are these reversible with vasculitis?

Cognitive deficits and blurry vision are these reversible with vasculitis?

May be: Only time will tell about the improvement it all depends what is the extent of permanent damage. ...Read more

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I am currently taking topamax (topiramate) for migraine and experiencing cognitive deficits (memory). What are the best alternatives for migraine prophylaxis?

I am currently taking topamax (topiramate) for migraine and experiencing cognitive deficits (memory). What are the best alternatives for migraine prophylaxis?

NOT SURPRISING: Topamax (topiramate) (sometimes known as "dopeamax") very often causes both speech and cognitive issues due to it's affect on an short-term memory pathway (perforant pathway, ampa). Would advise considering possibly depakote, or Naproxen (not beta blockers or calcium channel blockers). But how about otc preps such as riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew, maybe magnesium, and lastly botox? ...Read more

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What is an anticonvulsant for migraine prophylaxis that is good about not causing cognitive deficits. On week two tapering off topamax (topiramate) now.?

Consider: Depakote, which is males, is indeed well tolerated and lacks the cognitive issues of "dope-amax". However, might consider otc preps such as co-q10, feverfew, butterbur, or riboflavin, also. ...Read more

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What does cognitive development mean?

What does cognitive development mean?

Intelligence: Related to growth and differentiation of the brain around mental tasks, intelligence, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get cognitive disorders diagnosis?

How can I get cognitive disorders diagnosis?

Medical neuropsych: Important to get both competent medical or neurological workup to rule out medical or treatable disease and neuropsychological testing which is often more sensitive to early detenction of cognitive difficulties. Early detection allows for better treatment choices of underlying causes or even in some cases medications to slow down progression. As always good assessment begets good treatment. ...Read more

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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf. Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics. Asp. ...Read more

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What are some causes for changes in cognitive status?

What are some causes for changes in cognitive status?

Numerous causes: There are numerous possible causes for changes in cognitive status. A few are: medications, head trauma, sleep apnea, lack of sleep, illegal drug use, stroke, alzheimer's disease, kidney disease, liver disease, brain tumor. The list goes on and on. If you think you are having a problem with cognitive function you need to speak to your doctor about this so that they can diagnose your situation. ...Read more

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How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

Depends: It depends on the type and severity of the disability. A thorough assessment and prompt intervention, accompanied by parent skill training optimizes the outcome. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between strawberries and cognitive processes?

Is there any correlation between strawberries and cognitive processes?

Occasionally...: If tired or hungry, a snack of strawberries can help one perk up and finish homework, paperwork, or computer work. If a third-grader is procrastinating about his math, an offer of strawberries can get his brain motivated. Of course, it only works if used once in a while. ...Read more

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Why do so many young people score low on the Montreal Cognitive assesment?

Why do so many young people score low on the Montreal Cognitive assesment?

'Cogs' In A Wheel: Have you ever sat for a test thinking either your future life depended on it-or-you didn't give a ____? Were you good at test-taking? Could you focus your thoughts longer than a scene in 'Ren and Stimpy? 'Were you raised with a golden slide rule in your mouth or holes in your shoes? Were you raised to study or to raise Hell? Anyways, Bottom line is if you're smart & disciplined you have 1/2 a chance. ...Read more

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What are some reasons somebody would fail a cognitive test (like the moca)?

Depends: not familiar with moca test but the significance depends on the age and medical history of the person being tested. Failing a test can be temporary problem such as depression, anxiety and intoxication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe cognitive impariment?

What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe cognitive impariment?

Deficit continuum: Cognitive impairment is assessed by various neurological and neuropsychological tests. Such impairment can be described in scores or other test values, which are sometimes also categorized as "mild, moderate, or severe." such general descriptions of impairment, of course, over-simplify the actual functioning or presentation of the individual. They do help when a quick abbreviation is needed. ...Read more

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What do I do if I still want to work and my (older) husband has cognitive decline?

What do I do if I still want to work and my (older) husband has cognitive decline?

Dementia: First, he should have a medical workup to determine the cause of the decline. For patients with dementia, there are many geriatric day programs (essentially adult day care) available or you could consider the possibility of a sitter. Less palatable options are assisted living or nursing facilities. A good source of information can be your local alzheimers association. ...Read more

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The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

Cognition and stroke: Depends on where the stroke is. Small and more diffuse strokes may not have any other neurologic symptoms except memory loss or change in executive function (insight, judgement, more complex problem solving). ...Read more

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How to improve my cognitive functions?

How to improve my cognitive functions?

Optimal health...: Is good for your brain too! There are a number of healthy habits that can help you improve cognitive function. 1) regular Physical Activity 2) Openness to new challenging experiences 3) Curiosity and Creativity 4) maintain social connections 5) Mindfulness Meditation 6) Brain-Training Games 7) Get Enough Sleep 8) Reduce Chronic Stress. Have fun implementing these into your life! ...Read more

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What is the effect of ecitalopram on cognitive functions?

What is the effect of ecitalopram on cognitive functions?

May help: Especially if you are suffering from depressive disorder or anxiety. But if not, it is hard to say. In any case, unless you are suffering from recent impairment of cognition due to depression or anxiety, degree of improvement will not be dramatic. For people who are not suffering from mental illness, I don't think any antidepressant will help. ...Read more

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What is cognitive behaviour therapy?

What is cognitive behaviour therapy?

CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy or cbt helps people to understand how their thoughts effect their emotions ; their behavior. It helps to correct cognitive distortions. Cbt has been used to treat personality disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse problems. ...Read more

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What is cognitive impairment.

Trouble thinking: This is a fancy term for having difficulty coming up with answers, or analysing data, whatever the source. The lay term "slow" has often been used in similar context. ...Read more

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What is cognitive dysfunction?

Thinking problems: Cognitive dysfunction generically refers to problems with thinking. This may be manifest in many different spheres. A common cognitive dysfunction for patients with alzheimer's disease for example is with memory. Some have difficulty with the processing/integration of information and some describe a "slowness" in their thinking. Alcohol and traumatic brain injury contribute to cognitive dysfuncti. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent cognitive dementia?

Are there ways to prevent cognitive dementia?

Meditation Practice: Here is a study (http://bit. Ly/tmwfop) done at upenn showing encouraging results in the use of a daily meditation practice as a way to prevent memory & cognitive deterioration. Also, avoid relying on your gps, iphone, google, wiki etc.= to get immediate answers to your questions. For example, use your memory retrieval function to recall stuff, even if it takes longer."use it or lose it" applies here. ...Read more

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What are the cognitive symptoms of depression?

What are the cognitive symptoms of depression?

Negative thinking: Poor concentration, attention deficits, obsessive rumination, negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts, etc. Practicing meditation and dropping depressing thoughts in conjunction with psychotherapy and medication can help. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cognitive psychologist and a cognitive neuropsychologist?

What are the differences between a cognitive psychologist and a cognitive neuropsychologist?

Analogy Bytes: U know how some programmers don't care abt computer hardware whereas those who build hardware can't ignore how programs run on the hardware? Well, cognitive neuropsychs seek 2 understand how all that thinking stuff is actually programmed in the brain -what systems of the brain & structures give us memory, language, speech, judgment. Cog psychs focus on what bits of code brain needs 2 do all that! ...Read more

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Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is effective for the treatment of a number of mental health issues. ...Read more

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Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

There is a lot of: Research available on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effectiveness. The symptoms you have can help determine the appropriate type of therapy for you. Peace and good health. CBT focuses on changing our habitual thought patterns which result in changes in mood and attitude. ...Read more

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My inattentive ADHD is not receptive to medication. Is it sluggish cognitive tempo? How is it treated?

My inattentive ADHD is not receptive to medication. Is it sluggish cognitive tempo? How is it treated?

Other factors: When adhd does not respond to usual medications, a reassessment is in order. Do we have the correct diagnosis? Are there any other co-existing behavioral, emotional, developmental, enviromental or physiological co-existing factors? Has medication been optimized? These and other questions need to be anwsered. A re-evaluation will help>further testing including apsychoeducational assesment is in order. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my cognitive functions??

What can I do to improve my cognitive functions??

See below: Healthy diet, Physical activity, brain training games reduce stress, make friends that make you happy, have a good sleep/rest daily. You may find other ways that may help you as well and incorporate same. Good luck ...Read more

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Does vision affect a person's cognitive function?

Does vision affect a person's cognitive function?

Indirectly, yes: Visual loss in and of itself will not cause a loss of cognitive function. However, it may worsen the situation in people with dementia, as it impairs orientation and general functioning. So, a person with dementia and severe cataract may see an improvement in functioning if the vision is improved. ...Read more