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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Intellectual Deficits (Overview)

Intellectual deficits = impaired intellectual & adaptive functioning in at least two areas of general living with IQ score under 70.


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What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "actual" cognitive impairment (i.e., intellectual deficits). Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
6 Doctors shared insights

Intellectual Deficits (Overview)

Intellectual deficits = impaired intellectual & adaptive functioning in at least two areas of general living with IQ score under 70.


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Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Not really: Adhd symptoms typically become less severe during adolescence, and about 30-40% of adults who once had adhd no longer have impairing symptoms. But, currently, we have not treatment that gets rid of this disorder. A number of treatments can greatly reduce major symptoms, but they return when the treatments stop. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Intellectual deficits?

What is the definition or description of: Intellectual deficits?

Intellectual deficit: Intellectual deficits = impaired intellectual & adaptive functioning in at least two areas of general living with IQ score under 70. Read more

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What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "actual" cognitive impairment (i.e., intellectual deficits). Read more

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How is a processing deficit determined?

How is a processing deficit determined?

Spdfoundation. Net: An evaluation for spd involves standardized testing, detailed clinical observations, and parent-report measures. If a multi-disciplinary team is involved, the evaluative process may also include a general health and physical evaluation, speech/language evaluation, psychological evaluation. See the site for plenty of more detailed information. It is quite comprehensive. Best wishes. Read more

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Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Yes: Inadequate calories in the diet, poor nutrition can cause poor growth. You should have your doctor do a nutritional assessment. Good luck to you Read more

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Can strenuous exercise cause B12 deficit?

Can strenuous exercise cause B12 deficit?

No.: The liver stores a 3-year supply of vitamin b12. True vegan vegetarians may need a supplement or vitamin B12 fortified food. In pernicious anemia diagnosed in 1% of people over age 60, impaired production of intrinsic factor interferes with B12 absorption. Complications of gastro-intestinal surgery (bypass, stapling), small intestine bacterial overgrowth and tropical sprue can cause b12
deficiency. Read more

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Are focal neurologic deficits always symptomatic?

Are focal neurologic deficits always symptomatic?

Please repost: Not sure what you're asking. A symptom is what a patient experiences & tells the clinician. A sign is what the clinician finds on examination. You like the symptoms & signs to match up. That makes everything easier. You can have symptoms without signs ("I feel jittery") & vice versa, e.g. a heart murmur or elevated blood pressure. You need to rephrase your question so it makes sense. Read more

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Can someone have a focal neurologic deficit without that person having any symptoms?

Can someone have a focal neurologic deficit without that person having any symptoms?

Agnosia: The definition of neurologic deficit is a symptomatic abnormality. In certain cases patients with anosagnosia which is a lack of awareness or a denial of a neurologic defect or illness in general, especially paralysis, on one side of the body. It may be attributable to a lesion in the right parietal lobe. Similarly patients have phantom limb pain or Antons syndrome (not accepting being blind) Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take before a sleep deficit wreaks havoc on mental health?

Can someone tell me how long will it take before a sleep deficit wreaks havoc on mental health?

Not too long: In research studies when they woke people up before they reached rem (deep) sleep, there were psychological symptoms which appeared fairly rapidly (which were reversible). If you are having trouble sleeping, speak to your physician and talk to a therapist, take care of it before it causes havoc. Read more

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What is a sensory deficit?

What is a sensory deficit?

Sensory change: This is a generic term for alteration or loss of some sensation of the usual: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch, pain, positional sense. Mos t these have a cause and if the loss was acute, you should be evaluated by your family doctor. S. Read more

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How to cope with attention deficet?

How to cope with attention deficet?

Coping w' ADHD: There are many ways to cope with adhd. You can consider some of the newer medications for adhd. There are therapists who specialize in adult adhd. They run groups & teach coping techniques. Find a good therapist & get started. A. Read more

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Are there any medicines for the deficits of schizophrenia?

Are there any medicines for the deficits of schizophrenia?

Hm. Deficits of...: Could you tell me know what is meant by "deficits"?
As in, positive v negative symptoms; or social v occupational functioning difficulties that are problematic, for example.
Different folks struggle with different problems with this illness, and the term could mean a variety of things, treated in various ways, depending upon the person. Read more

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Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

Uncoordination: I agree with dr. Baker about vitamin B12 deficits and uncoordination -- and would definitely add thiamine to the list. Thiamine deficiency is very common in chronic alcoholics and can cause ataxia (balance and coordination problems), eye movement problems, tremor, inability to learn, memory loss, confusion, and making up stories (confabulation). Read more

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Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Possible: That is possible, a child's brain is very plastic, ie able to recover function better than an adult. If the stroke was not large and not in an eloquent area of the brain (language, speech etc), the recovery of cognitive skills should be very good, especially if the child is very young. In fact, motor skills also make good recovery with rehab and ongoing play and encouragement. It's size & location. Read more

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Why the deficit in height is less in kwashiorkor tgan in marasmus & marasmuc kwo?

Why the deficit in height is less in kwashiorkor tgan in marasmus & marasmuc kwo?

Nutrition exam: It sounds like you have a nutrition exam or assignment you're working on. There are many important differences between kwashiorkor and marasmus including protein calorie malnutrition, lymphopenia, a typical appearance, etc. It's an important subject to learn. Read more

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Will I need to have a caloric deficit or surplus to lose fat and build strength/muscle?

Will I need to have a caloric deficit or surplus to lose fat and build strength/muscle?

A deficit: You only lose fat by burning up more calories than you consume. You only increase muscle size by strength training. Read more

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How to build muscle while on a calorie deficit?

How to build muscle while on a calorie deficit?

Make protein: The majority of your calorie intake. Lean protein like egg whites and turkey/chicken breast. Read more