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Cognitive Processing Disorder In Children
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
Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?
Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is possible that a slowing of processes can occur with such medications. Efficacy and tolerability depend on the medication, side effect profile, and patient response. ...Read more
I have been experiencing, for more than a year now, an alteration of my cognitive process. I used to do drugs, mostly marijuana and some ecstasy.?
WHERE ARE YOU AT NOW:
WHAT KIND OF ALTERATION? MANY PEOPLE USE DRUGS — FOR MANY PURPOSES. HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE DONE NO IRREPRABLE HARM, BUT YOU MAY HAVE USED DRUGS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT NEEDED OTHER SOUTIONS. COGNITIVE CHANGES MAY FEEL LIKE A LOSS OF CONTROL,
ALTHOUGH YOU ARE AS OLD AS YOU'VE EVER BEEN YOU'RE STILL YOUNG. MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO GET SOME HELP WORKING THINGS OUT. ...Read more
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
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
Speech: Thought disorders is referring to disorganized thinking which is usually evidenced by a persons speech. I.E. Lack of, broken up, pauses. Cognitive disorders are a category of mental health disorders that primarily affect learning, memory, perception, and problem solving, and include amnesia, dementia, and delirium. ...Read more
I struggle HEAVILY with cognitive mapping and it's super hard for me to visualize how to get to frequently visited places. Could it be a disorder?
If your directional: Challenge is causing difficulty in functioning or comfort level then start w/family doc. To rule out medical conditions. A neuropsychologist can test you and see what is going on. Some of us have gifts in one area and not another and anxiety makes matters worse. A GPS, even for walking, like on a cell phone, can help. ...Read more
Typically neurodegen: (amnestic) mild cognitive impairment (mcia) is a clinical term used to describe a phase of life that falls between pre symptomatic (have illness but no symptoms at all) and mild dementia due to alzheimer's disease. The person is forgetful and their memory recall tests between normal and frankly abnormal and they remain independent in their activities of daily living. It can progress o 1-9 years. ...Read more
NO!: Ect might not be appropriate for agoraphobia but cbt sure is. (cognitive behavioral therapy). Regarding a cognitive disorder- I would seek recommendation of neuropsychologist after formal testing. Take care. ...Read more
As many as possible: There are so many disorders, that it is hard to generalize, but I believe they all can benefit from good cognitive methods. There are also many varieties of tx. If your therapist thinks a med eval is a good idea, they will refer for a consult. If meds are not needed, they should be avoided imho. They have side effects and often understanding yourself better will help a lot. Find one you trust. ...Read more
Parkinson's disease: Parkinson's disease is considered a movement disorder associated with a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This is an oversimplified definition. The initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually involve involuntary tremors and rigidity. The initial manifestations usually involve difficulty with motor function. Cognitive decline is usually a late manifestation. ...Read more
I think i ha e a cognitive brain disorder, I've looked it up and I'm showing every symptom, its getting worse. Is there a cure for this?
Self diagnosis: Before self diagnosing yourself see a psychologist or neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my three yr old son was diagnosed with a developmental disorder and has speech and cognitive sensory delays eligible for ssi?
See neurologist.: A pediatric neurologist could help you evaluate your son and if he needs SSI can help obtain this with a doctor's report. ...Read more
Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...Read more
Parkinson dementia: Parkinson disease can be associated with cognitive impairment including problems with memory, judging and problem solving, decreased ability to deal with finances, and sometimes increased napping during the day, visual hallucinations. This is called parkinson disease dementia (pdd) and looks a lot like lewy body dementia to the point that they are considered a spectrum. ...Read more
I have white matter disease and the neurologist didn't really tell me that it would cause cognitive issues. Will these issues get better?
Maybe...: Really depends on the location and the number of white matter lesions. In demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis if having an increase lesion burden, cognitive dysfunction will occur. Otherwise, the number and location is important to determine whether there'll be any memory or cognitive issues. ...Read more
Affection bipolar disorder — I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?
Bipolar disorder : Bipolar d/o is a biologically based disease that affects Pts moods. It can't be cured by cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation can be helpful in improving cognitive deficits that may accompany the illness (visuospacial processing, for instance). Lumosity is a website that offers cognitive "games" (& others similar exist). Medication & psychotherapy will be necessary to keep ur illness @ bay ...Read more
4y/o son has ADHD & asd sx. diangosis of spd 3mos ago. Psych eval said neuro cognitive disorder. What is that? Obsessed on color red and spiderman.
You deserve support: You deserve expert support and a very clear explanation along with a treatment plan to assist your efforts to raise your son to his fullest capacity. This says he has difficulty with attention and hyperactivity and is somewhere in the autism/aspberger spectrum along with sensory processing challenges and that may be seen in combo with obsessions and/or compulsions. Quite a challenge! See links:. ...Read more
Questions regarding generalized anxiety disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy. How helpful is it?
In short, : Very effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?
Compliance is key...: Agree w/others. Just adding: therapy requires participation and meds only work if taken. So, any effective treatment plan is one you're comfortable enough with to follow. For anxiety severe enough to impede therapy (eg too avoidant/worried to go to sessions, etc.), meds (eg ssri) may help you engage in therapy. Treatment plan can also include what/when to add/change if 1st treatment isn't enough. ...Read more
Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more
Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx — a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more
If schitozophrenia is a thought disorder why would it be diagnosed if most of the symptoms are cognitive, such as memory loss and, learning problems?
Ask your doctor: You should have a very accessible relationship with your psychiatrist, and it's important that you have a thorough understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
It can't : CBT is the treatment of choice for several conditions (like complex PTSD) and a terrific adjunctive therapy for those with many types of bipolar disease. The key to treatment of bipolar disorders is mood stabilization which often requires medications. The exception that comes to mind is seasonal affective disorder which responds to light therapy (along with CBT) ...Read more
Are there any permanent effects from smoking weed three times in your life? Cognitive impairment and bipolar disorder?
Very doubtful!: Only smoking 3 times in a lifetime, unless the marijuana was laced with some other hard drug, there is almost no chance that it will lead to permanent "cognitive impairment or bipolar disorder." if that were the case, we would have millions more people with these conditions than we currently do. Millions. Get my point? ...Read more