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How to Find Help Treating a Cognitive Problem
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Cognitive impairment can have devastating effects on a person’s emotional and physical well-being. It is important to understand what cognitive problems are, how they can be treated and how to cope with them in order to learn to live with this type of impairment. By fully understanding the nature of a specific cognitive impairment, you […]

Cognitive Problem Treatment Program Options
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Cognitive problems are common across all demographics of people. Thankfully, there are many treatment options available that can address cognitive issues and help individuals suffering from these disorders to live balanced, healthy lives. What Causes Cognitive Issues? There is no single, overarching cause for cognitive impairment. By the same token, there is no one ideal […]

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Cognitive Problem Symptoms, Causes and Effects
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Cognitive disorders often begin subtly but progress until they significantly impede the affected individual’s quality of life. It is important to understand the various cognitive disorders, their symptoms and relevant treatment options. What Are the Types of Cognitive Disorders? Cognitive disorders are a part of the neurocognitive disorder classification in the fifth edition of the […]

Living With: Schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental disorder in which a person has a hard time telling the difference between what is real and not real. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 percent of the population suffers from this disorder. The disease can also affect families. Individuals with schizophrenia usually have difficulty […]

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Schizophrenia is a brain disease that affects approximately three million people in the United States alone. It is a highly treatable disease, and there are many new treatments for schizophrenia that can help improve people’s lives. What Is Schizophrenia? There are three types of schizophrenia, which are divided by the types of symptoms: positive, negative, […]

Living With: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
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Sharing a life and a home with someone who has premenstrual dysphoric disorder can be a challenge if you are unprepared. The symptoms of PMDD, if left untreated, can be disruptive to the sufferer’s life and the lives of everyone she lives with. Fortunately, there are studies, treatments and support to help everyone cope with […]

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Epilepsy is a set of chronic neurological disorders that are characterized by seizures. The seizures may be provoked or unprovoked, and they may be recurrent. A single seizure that is combined with some brain alterations can increase the chance of seizures in the future. Who Gets Epilepsy? Epilepsy results from the excessive or abnormal activity […]

Living With: A Family Member with Dementia
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Dementia is a disease that can bring grief to a family if it isn’t handled correctly. There are so many myths circulating about the illness, and many people do not understand that dementia is a manageable condition. In fact, many families living with a dementia patient can find some peace and a little stability. It […]

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Dementia is a term used to describe a severe loss of mental ability. This includes, but is not limited to, the loss of memory. Memory loss is normal as people age, but when it starts to disrupt daily life, it may be due to dementia. Dementia is caused by underlying diseases that damage the brain’s […]

Psychiatric and Behavioral Problems
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Intellectual disability is fairly common, and it occurs in approximately 1 to 2 percent of people. Psychiatric and behavior problems occur three to six times more in these individuals than in the general population, so the assessment of these patients is important in treating these issues. How Is Intellectual Disability Diagnosed? Intellectual disability is normally […]

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder)
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common mental illness characterized by the inability to concentrate or sit still. The condition is, of course, more involved than these two symptoms. However, when people think of ADHD, the image is of a young child squirming in his seat. The truth is that the condition manifests itself in […]

Depressive Disorder in Older Patients
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Do the Elderly Face Depression? Depression over the age of 65 can be difficult; patients may have difficulty functioning and feel distressed. Later-life depression can be caused by medical illnesses. About 15 percent of people over 65 have symptoms of depression, and these symptoms can make them feel physically ill and increase mortality. Depression can […]