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What cognitive functions are impaired with alcohol?

What cognitive functions are impaired with alcohol?

All of them...: ...To varying degrees. Sadly, insight and judgment are among the first to go, so that the first to disappear are inhibitions against consuming more alcohol, and other high-risk activities. ...Read more

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The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Other way around: Executive function is one facet of cognitive function (or impairment if lost). Apraxia (inability to do simple mechanical tasks like buttoning shirt), aphasia (inability to speak intelligibly), agnosia (inability to name recognizable objects) & memory loss are other components of cognitive function/impairment. This can be evaluated during any visit w/simple questions. ...Read more

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Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

Phosphatidylserine (fos-fuh-tie-dul-SER-een) is a dietary supplement that has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other memory problems: Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviors. However, improvements lasted only a few months and were seen in people with the least severe symptoms. Initially, phosphatidylserine supplements were derived from the brain cells of cows. But because of concerns about mad cow disease, most manufacturers now produce the supplements from soy or cabbage derivatives. Preliminary studies have shown that plant-based phosphatidylserine supplements may also offer benefits, but more research is needed. However, no modern studies have continued to focus on phosphatidylserine, suggesting its limited effect. Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration doesn't require manufacturers to provide evidence of the potential risks and benefits of phosphatidylserine — or of any supplement. Consult your doctor before starting any dietary supplement. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause memory and cognitive problems?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause memory and cognitive problems?

Yes, in stress.: Adrenal insufficiency can cause memory loss, especially in stressful situations, as well as confusion, absentmindedness. There is poor resistance to stress, great difficulty to functioning well in stressful situations, or even to react to them, becoming paralyzed. Stress is experienced as being unfair, too much. ...Read more

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Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

No, not normal: No, it's not normal to have a mental illness, irrational thinking, or aggression. Pituitary tumors can cause endocrine & other changes, and these can affect how you view & respond to others. Please see your physician as soon as possible about the symptoms you're having. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed cognitive impairment and muscle weakness, other these related?

Undiagnosed cognitive impairment and muscle weakness, other these related?

This is one: Set of symptoms that can't be adequately addressed using this internet forum. I would encourage you to have both the cognitive issues and the muscular weakness assessed in person with a physician. Take care. ...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

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause personality and cognitive changes?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause personality and cognitive changes?

yes: Need to see an endocrinologist who specializes in adrenal pathology. Not all endocrinologist feel comfortable with adrenal problems. Depending where you live, you can find a very good endocrinologist here on healthtap. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause cognitive impairment?

Does anxiety cause cognitive impairment?

Sometimes: Anxiety can lower one's ability to focus and concentrate, and thus can also lead to some forgetfulness or distractibility. Still, (with the exception of temporary panic attacks, if any) most anxiety usually does not impair cognitive functions as much as some other mental health difficulties. This can be improved with psychotherapy and/or medication treatments. ...Read more

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Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Go to an MD and: get a "complete" physical, for starters. There are zillions of conditions that have one or more of your symptoms. Too general to speculate. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more

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What are intact and impaired memory functions?

What are intact and impaired memory functions?

Memory is complex: Intact memory functioning is complex. One needs intact attention, intact ability to form a short term memory, intact ability to move information from short term to long term memory, intact ability to form a long term memory and then ability to recall the information when you want or need it. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

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

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What symptoms are related to Executive Function?

What symptoms are related to Executive Function?

Exec Function Sx: Problems with Executive Functioning are seen in symptoms like: poor self control, impulsivity, inappropriate behavior, difficulty controlling emotions, challenges with organization and consistency of behavior. ...Read more

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Is a hyperactive thyroid related to abnormal liver function?

Is a hyperactive thyroid related to abnormal liver function?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause elevated liver enzymes. Drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism can also cause liver enzyme elevation. Discuss with your doctor what is causing what. Sometimes the simplest thing you can do is to treat the hyperthyroidism (curative) and see what happens to the liver enzymes. In all cases, you must follow the enzymes for trends. ...Read more

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What memory functions are impaired in autism?

What memory functions are impaired in autism?

Possibly none.: The autistic spectrum disorders have a lot of different faces; they are related to each other in that they involve impaired communication. This does not necessarily mean memory is effected at all. ...Read more

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Does waldenstrom's lymphoma (current IgM 2300) cause memory impairment or erectile dysfunction?

Does waldenstrom's lymphoma (current IgM 2300) cause memory impairment or erectile dysfunction?

Possibly: These are not classic symptoms of wm; however, this disease can, at extreme form cause neurological deficits, vascular compromise, and neuropathy. It is also important to note that these symptoms are relatively common complaints of adult male population. It's best to ask your hematologist about these symptoms since he/she would have an idea about the state of your disease & can speculate better. ...Read more

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What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

What are psychological or cognitive conditions that may go along with temporal lobe epilepsy? Can tle affect executive functioning, being impulsive?

Geschwind's syndrome: Classical personality interictal changes, include lack of sexual interest, hyper-religiousity or multiple conversions, excessive writing or drawing, obsessional activities, labile emotional shifts such as mania, depression, guilt, anger, hostility, emotional intensity. Even the bible describes these sorts of personalities. ...Read more

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