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Actually, it depends: The yerkes-dodson curve (google it) says performance peaks with moderate stress — not too much or too little. But the best amount depends on the task. Judging simple, over-learned tasks can be done under relatively more stress; complex, novel tasks need much less. The "why" involves the effect of stress hormones & the sympathetic nervous system on cognition: emergencies call for fast action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of trouble: The question of course begs judgment for what. Bad judgment in relationships can result in conflicts, victimization, and personal danger, bad judgment in safety related decisions can result in personal harm or put others at risk, bad judgment in finaincial matters can cause financial problems, bad judgment in drinking and driving...Etc. Etc. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy today and was told to avoid driving until after breakfast tomorrow am. Reason-impaired judgement. Is this really necessary?
Sometimes when i get depressed i wake up confused and feel almost like i'm drunk with altered gait and impaired judgement.
Normal 4 depression?
See a doctor: Depression can be associated with many physical symptoms, but symptoms you describe more likely related to medication (otc or rx), drugs, alcohol, or some underlying medical problem. Depression can also be a symptom of an underlying medical problem. You need a full medical history and physical evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more
Can depression impair my judgement to the point where I could be convinced of doing things I wouldn't normally do?
Severe depression.: In rare circumstances, depression can reach a psychotic level at which your insight and judgment are impaired and your ability to make decisions would be thereby compromised. If this is the case with you, then you need immediate psychological help, perhaps even in a hospital setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol disinhibits: Which means it causes us to do things we normally wouldn't do. So speeding becomes natural, even through lights. Trying to pass unsafely can cause head on collisions and alcohol causes a loss of ability to acurately judge distances. Alcohol is also sedating and can cause you to nodd off at the wheel. ...Read more
This depends: This is individualized.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there sleep meds that induce sleep but don't impair judgement - if I have to get up4kidmergency?
Nothing great: There are no great choices with sleep meds as far as avoiding sleepiness the next day. Closest is probably a newer drug called rozerem. It works by imitating natural melatonin, a hormone which convinces your brain it's time to sleep. It does not do much to maintain sleep, so if you wake up, you are less groggy, but you might not sleep long. It is new and expensive and insurance coverage is poor. ...Read more
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