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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Intellectual Deficits (Overview)

Intellectual deficits are a clinical finding in which a person lacks certain cognitive (thinking) skills that someone of his age typically would have.


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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 are a clinical finding in which a person lacks certain cognitive (thinking) skills that someone of his age typically would have.


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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 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