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What is minimal brain dysfunction?

What is minimal brain dysfunction?

Ancient term: This was a term used in the 1960's to 80's to describe a constellation of minor nervous system abnormalities. It was often applied to ADD kids who also have disordered fine motor function, left right confusion, and other issues. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Does repeating words show a brain dysfunction?

Does repeating words show a brain dysfunction?

Depends: How often does this occur and under what circumstances. Echolalia (the medical term) can be a manifestation of neurological abnormalities, both structural or metabolic and even psychiatric. This condition may require an extensive medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the connection of brain dysfunction and mci?

What's the connection of brain dysfunction and mci?

Brain dysfunction: Is a very general term that mci would fit under. But so woul stroke, add, depression, etc. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is minimal brain dysfunction?

Please help me? What is minimal brain dysfunction?

Old term: This was a term once used to describe kids with mild learning disabilities or add. The idea of a brain with "minimal impairment" was common in the 70's and 80's. It supposed that mild brain injury was the cause like it is for cerebral palsy. Today we understand the complex genetic and non-genetic factors involved and the term has lost its usefulness. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called brain dysfunction (encephalopathy).?

Describe the disorder called brain dysfunction (encephalopathy).?

Delirium: Encephalopathy refers to symptoms related to the brains higher cognitive or thinking functions. This means people have altered levels of consciousness (lethargic or even comatose to agitated and restless) they are often confused, may have hallucinations, . It is a consequence of a large # of possible problems from infections, drug side effects, to things like kidney or liver failure. ...Read more

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Is my depression due to brain dysfunction?

Is my depression due to brain dysfunction?

Depression: Clinical depression correlates with chemical imbalance of neurotransmitters in brain. ...Read more

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Cant I develop epilepsy, since I only had abcencer as a child? Or can I get epilepsy in adultness? I have dysfunction in right brain.

Cant I develop epilepsy, since I only had abcencer as a child? Or can I get epilepsy in adultness? I have dysfunction in right brain.

Yes: Having a problem with the right side of the brain can increase the risk of seizures in adulthood. Be on the look out for paroxysmal impairment of visual spacial processing, skills, autobiographical memory, or sensory aprosodia. (inability to interpret facial expression, tone of voice, body language or gesture). Also parasthesias on the left side may be a clue as to the occurrence of focal seizures ...Read more

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How does brain dysfunction occur in patient with hepatic encephalopathy?

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How does brain dysfunction occur in patient with hepatic encephalopathy?

Hepatic encephalopat: Nitrogenous waste products accumulate in the systemic circulation, such as Ammonia, which crosses the blood-brain barrier and is absorbed by brain cells which use ammonia to form Glutamine, which cause swelling of brain cells. ...Read more

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Never get depressed but think kind of slow. Is it because of a brain dysfunction?

Never get depressed but think kind of slow. Is it because of a brain dysfunction?

Perhaps,: Or it could be low blood sugar. Talk to your family doc who can rule out medical causes and refer you to a psychiatrist is need be. ...Read more

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Brain scans all appear normal. Neuropsych shows executive dysfunction. Advised from extreme anxiety I don't feel. Taking effexor - what else can I do?

Brain scans all appear normal. Neuropsych shows executive dysfunction. Advised from extreme anxiety I don't feel. Taking effexor - what else can I do?

Extreme Anxiety: You can look for a Functional Medicine Physician who does Neurotransmitter testing to see if Effexor is the right choice of medication or if you have some other neurotransmitter deficiency. You can also request to have a Genome or PGX testing to see if Effexor is actually a medication your body does benefit from. ...Read more

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Minimal brain dysfunction mbd & ADHD & add distinctions?

Minimal brain dysfunction mbd & ADHD & add distinctions?

Old term: Mbd is the old (pre 1980) term for adhd. Someone with adhd on the chadd website once joked, "mbd? Does that mean I have a minimal brain or a minimal dysfunction? "
add is frequently used to mean adhd without hyperactivity (primarily inattentive type). ...Read more

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Can subdural hematoma lead to brain dysfunction?

Can subdural hematoma lead to brain dysfunction?

Yes: The subdural hematoma if present for a long time and sufficiently large can compress the underlying brain leading to local ischemia and shift of the brain. This can lead to damage to the underlying structures. Even if it is evacuated, there can still be long-term sequelae--ie. Brain disabilities. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

Rare: Arteriovenous malformations occur in about 0.14% of the population. In an avm, arterial blood flows directly into draining veins. There is no brain parenchyma within the nidus or center of the avm. Hemorrhage and seizures are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause brain dysfunction in a baby?

Does a yeast infection cause brain dysfunction in a baby?

Where?: The body has several areas where yeast are normally found. It represents about 5% of the dry weight of poop in most people at any age. It will form superficial infections on the surfaces of the skin & inside the mouth. None of these cause brain dysfunction in babies. If it enters the blood of an immune compromised patient it can cause a fatal meningitis & blood poisoning. This is rare outside an ICU. ...Read more