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Dysfunction Of Cerebrum
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
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
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
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
ADD criteria: Inattention, impulsivity, & hyperactivity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Is there any way one can distinguish a dangerous dizziness that is because of brain dysfunction of others by themselves? I have a sickness phobia.
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
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