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Distractibility (Definition)

A condition in which the attention of the mind is easily distracted by ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults?

What is the definition or description of: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults?

ADD in adults: Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Speaking to spouses or significant others is often helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a neurological disorder?

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What is the definition of a neurological disorder?

Neurological dis.: Diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves), such as Strokes, Seizures, Migraines, etc. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of mental impairment?

What is the medical definition of mental impairment?

Free dictionary says: Please let us know) mental impairment n (law) law (in england, according to the mental health act 1983) a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning and is associated with abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct mentally impaired adj. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Many: The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

Brad questions: neurologic impairement is usually manifested with mood memory and behavior. It also has wide range of neurocognitive impairement ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a psychopath?

What is the medical definition of a psychopath?

No conscience: Little to no conscience or sense of right and wrong, inability to empathize with others, a tendency to objectify people around them, longstanding pre-adolescent troubles with authority figures and the law, an in difference to social mores, impulsivity, manipulates others,and cruelty to people and animals that goes back to childhood,. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of dementia?

What is the medical definition of dementia?

A form of dementia: Dementia are conditions marked by decline in cognitive function & difficulty with daily activity.Alzheimer' s disease, characterized by problems with memory is one type. Exact cause unknown but good general health is better. Risk factors include old age & it runs in some families. Some reversible conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptoms so careful diagnosis is the first step. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What sort of problem is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Focus.impulsv.hyper: Adhd: symptoms including attention deficit (inability to maintain focus), impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Symptoms are typical and normal for 4 year olds, but start affecting all aspects of life (academic, social, family, athletic) when they persist beyond. Vanderbilt forms help objectively. Behavior modification, school involvement, and mainly stimulant medication are used as treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Disorder of written expression?

What is the definition or description of: Disorder of written expression?

Learning disorder: Disorder of written expression is a learning disorder that impacts writing skills. See: http://www.psychtreatment.com/mental_health_diagnosis_written_disorder.htm ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of personality disorder?

What is the technical definition of personality disorder?

Pervasive pattern: a personality disorder is a pervasive dysfunctional pattern of interacting with the larger social world. It impacts one's interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning. ...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 are the signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

As in the name: A-d/hd represents a class of disorders that are usually first diagnosed in childhood. They are characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. A proper diagnosis is quite nuanced and requires a professional. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a learning disability?

What is the definition of a learning disability?

Academic weakness: A learning disability is a weakness in an academic skill such as reading = dyslexia, math=dyscalculia, organization, time management=executive function disorder ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ADHD and autism?

What is the definition or description of: ADHD and autism?

Neurodevelopmental: Both are considered neurodevelopmental disorders and can have some overlapping features. Adhd typically presents as difficulties with focus, attention, planning and executing as well as trouble with impulsiveness and remaining still. Patients with autism often have all of those same difficulties in addition to impairments in language, social interactions, and sensory integration. ...Read more

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What is the triad the three main symptoms of having conduct disorder or antisocial behavior?

What is the triad the three main symptoms of having conduct disorder or antisocial behavior?

Disregard for others: There is not really a triad for antisocial pd, but it is characterized by a disregard and violation of the rights of others. People who suffer from this disorder think they have the right to exploit, harm or use other people. Some scholars theorize that they suffer from superego lacunae meaning that their conscience never developed. They may display impulsivity, aggressiveness and lack of remorse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

What is the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

Negative and defiant: The primary symptoms of odd include angry outbursts, deliberately annoying others, irritability, arguing with authority figures, blaming, and refusing to follow rules and expectations. For a child or adolescent to be diagnosed with odd, these emotional/ behavioral problems must cause significant difficulties in important areas of functioning, such as academics, community, and home life. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of cognition?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of cognition?

Memory and executive: Loss of cognition most commonly involves impairment in memory, language, attention/concentration, or executive functions (e.g. planning, organization, sequencing, task shifting). Causes are myriad including traumatic brain injury, dementias (e.g. Alzheimers), drug reactions and long term drug effects, Substance abuse disorders, and various general medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Learning disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Learning disorders?

LD's often present: as ADHD, which is an undifferentiated, attention-based learning disability all by itself. LD's usually come in two main varieties, although there are thousands of subtypes. Visual LD's involve a disturbance/limitation in encoding, organizing and decoding visual information, usually seen in reading. Auditory LD's are the same ony with information taken in with the ears. People can have both ...Read more

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Inattention (Definition)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform ...Read more