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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

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Can primidone 100mg/day cause cognitive deficits?

Can primidone 100mg/day cause cognitive deficits?

Maybe: Primidone does have sedative properties which can cause cognitive deficits but not permanently. However, I cannot speak for the original condition the drug has been prescribed which may cause cognitive deficits. ...Read more

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Is a calorie deficit all that is needed to lose fat?

Is a calorie deficit all that is needed to lose fat?

Need to exercise: Even though negative calorie balance helps to lose weight, exercise is importtant for healthy weight loss. It helps to burn calories and improve overall health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Speech deficits?

What is the definition or description of: Speech deficits?

Speech deficits: Speech deficits = impairment in oral communication. ...Read more

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By taking low crabs and calorie deficet. Can it be helpful to loose stubborn fat areas?

By taking low crabs and calorie deficet. Can it be helpful to loose stubborn fat areas?

Low Carb: That is a diet that helps most people. A low glycemic diet steadies your insulin level. When you eat a high glycemic diet your Insulin peaks high and that is your fat signal. Add some high intensity work outs too! ...Read more

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How many calories deficit per day do I need to lose 2-4 pounds per week with moderate exercise?

How many calories deficit per day do I need to lose 2-4 pounds per week with moderate exercise?

Exercise: 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat. 500 calories a day is a lot of exercise--- so consuming 500 less calories a day with this should lose 2 pounds a week. ...Read more

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How much time it usually takes to Xanax (alprazolam) to cause 'permanent' cognitive deficits like memory deficits?

How much time it usually takes to Xanax (alprazolam) to cause 'permanent' cognitive deficits like memory deficits?

Not permanent: Any benzodiazepine can induce tolerance with ~2-3 weeks of consistent use. One might also have some temporary memory dysfunction with the first dose -- inability to learn new material when using. When the dose wears off, this effect should also wear off. If on xanax (alprazolam) and having this problem, a very gradual taper should allow cognition to return to previous abilities. It's not permanent. ...Read more

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Is there any way of calculating the water deficit in a male who weighs 53.4 kilograms with a sodium level of 150 mmol/L?

Is there any way of calculating the water deficit in a male who weighs 53.4 kilograms with a sodium level of 150 mmol/L?

Here are some. .: This Q should be referred to the doc in the treating time since lab report is just a reference, not a sole factor to decide how much fluid has to be given, but monitored and decided through clinical response for a sick person as profiled. So, ask the treating Doctors to see how much they can do with it at this time and expect down the road. ...Read more

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Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis.?

Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis.?

Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually removes only a small amount of fluid and is generally not associated with fluid deficit. Large volume paracentesis can be associated with hypotension (particularly orthostatic), tachycardia, diminished urine output. Keep IV patent, give Albumin as rx. ...Read more

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Can I build muscles on a slight caloric deficit? I know you can if your a beginner, but after noob gains, is it douable?

Can I build muscles on a slight caloric deficit? I know you can if your a beginner, but after noob gains, is it douable?

Quality vs quantity: The type of calories you put in as nutrients are more important than total calories. Adequate protein for example more important than for example ice cream, even if sweets have a higher calorie count. ...Read more

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I've been on a calorie deficit. The first week I lost 3 pounds but then I gained back a pound and have not lost any weight in two weeks?

I've been on a calorie deficit. The first week I lost 3 pounds but then I gained back a pound and have not lost any weight in two weeks?

Dietician: You are advised to have at least one consultation with a registered dietitian who will advise you on your ideal weight, critique your eating habits, take into consideration your daily physical activities and outline a proper diet in order to attain your eventual weight goal. Weight loss should be slow but steady with no crash dieting. I'd supplement your diet with a multivitamin containing iron. ...Read more

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Does my son need an evaluation by a neuro-opthamologist ("significant deficits in visual scanning and speed of visual processing"). He is autistic.

Does my son need an evaluation by a neuro-opthamologist ("significant deficits in visual scanning and speed of visual processing"). He is autistic.

Yes, but not emergen: It would be a good idea, especially as visual processing is often an issue. Along with that, an evaluation by a pediatric neurologist, and testing for auditory processing would be useful and potentially add a lot of information to your child's therapeutic plan. That said, waiting until he can cooperate a bit more with testing, would be fine. ...Read more

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Been on 1200 cal diet for 3 weeks, that's a cal daily deficit of 570. I should be losing a pound a week but have only lost 1 pound in 3 weeks. Why!? : (

Been on 1200 cal diet for 3 weeks, that's a cal daily deficit of 570. I should be losing a pound a week but have only lost 1 pound in 3 weeks. Why!? : (

The most common: Causes of a discrepancy between calorie deficit and weight loss are (1) underestimate of calories consumed and (2) overestimate of calories burned off. Also, nutritional labels and portion sizes on packaged food are often inaccurate. Some medications make weight loss difficult. An on-line weight loss coach such as Beach Body provides might help. ...Read more

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I feel like I have some psychological deficit. I was the high achiever type and became sick 3 months ago, and am not getting better. The Dr is referring me to psychiatry...

I feel like I have some psychological deficit. I was the high achiever type and became sick 3 months ago, and am not getting better. The Dr is referring me to psychiatry...

Consult outcome: I am assuming your dr is referring you to psychiatry because you don't have any other diagnosed illness and he/she may think it is a psychiatric illness. I think you may benefit from an initial consult with a psychiatrist, however psychotherapy may be an option too and a psychiatrist would be able to make that assessment after speaking with you. ...Read more

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What causes attention deficit disorder?

What causes attention deficit disorder?

ADD: Seems to be due to differences in how the brain processes information, since medication reduces the symptoms of attention deficit disorder ...Read more

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How to determine if I have attention deficit disoder?

How to determine if I have attention deficit disoder?

A few ways: You can
1) take a connors test www. Mhs. Com/product. Aspx? Gr=cli&prod=conners3&id=overviewā€ˇ which will give an indication if you have it
2) speak with a psychologist about your symptoms & history
3) discuss & consider a trial on medication with a psychiatrist
4) get psychological testing if you need it for school or work accommodations. Psychologists can help you decide which of the above to do 1st. ...Read more

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Could having attention deficit disorder keep me from the army?

Possibly: "the causes for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction (without an approved waiver) are an authenticated history of: attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (314), or perceptual/learning disorder (s) (315) is disqualifying, unless applicant can demonstrate passing academic performance and there has been no use of medication (s) in the previous 12 months.". ...Read more

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Can diazepam cause permanent cognitive deficits?

No: Stopping the med should quickly resolve any cognitive side effects. If it does not, look for other causes. ...Read more