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Cognitive Processing Disorder Symptoms
I think I ha e a cognitive brain disorder, I've looked it up and I'm showing every symptom, its getting worse. Is their a cure for this?
Self diagnosis: Before self diagnosing yourself see a psychologist or neurologist for an evaluation. ...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
My friend thinks I have fibromyalgia. What are symptoms? I have depression/anxiety cognitive function disorder. Chronic neck, back (esp. Lower), & rt. Hip/pelvic pain from falls/accidents.
Chronic pain: Fibromyalgia is a name looking for a disease. The better concept is chronic pain disorder. This has become an epidemic in our current society. Chronic pain may be in the head, back, neck, belly, hips, knees, or all over. Very common to be associated with depression and anxiety. Often the condition worsens on medications and after surgery. Counseling and acceptance are more effective. ...Read more
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 DIFFERENT 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
Dealing with memory: This is a difficult decision for many an all involved, whether it be you or a loved one. It is a personal decision but it is a decision you need to make while you can...A living will and good clear instructions to family are very important. There is no right or wrong...There just is. Do what is best for you. Decisions we make at the end are no different than the decisions and choices we made all along. ...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
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
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
Can cognitive impairments and aphasia be symptoms of migraines or is it another issue to look into?
Can nuvigil mitigate symptoms of early onset dementia? Is there a more effective drug to help combat the cognitive symptoms?
Ask your neurologist: It is my understanding that Nuvigil is a drug promoting wakefulness and is used for such conditions as sleep disorders or fatigue disorders. There are other drugs, such as aricept, Exelon (rivastigmine), razadyne or Namenda which are used for early stages of dementia. This drugs help to slow down the trajectory of cognitive decline. Your neurologist will be the one to tell you which drug is best for you. ...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
Can a small nonenhancing right middle 3rd flax meningioma have symptoms: left side weakness numbness, cognitive issues, no headache. If so how likely?
Work w/psychiatrist: You need to work with your psychiatrist on this one. Sometimes these symptoms are more difficult to manage than more blatant ones like hallucinations and delusions, but options are available. If the problem is related to depressive symptoms, some medication changes or additions may help. Please tell your psychiatrist about this, and allow him/her to help you. ...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 a 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