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Prosopagnosia is a disorder where suffers have trouble identifying the faces of others. Some people learn to cope with the disorder by simply using other features like voice, build, and hair color to identify people. Although these useful coping skills can make the problem virtually undetectable it is important to undergo a neuropsychological assessment, especially …
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Although the term depression has been used to describe all forms of depressive disorders, major depressive disorder is the most common. It can affect every aspect of a persons life from their eating and sleeping habits to their mood and outlook. Major depression is a serious disease that lowers life expectancy and has been linked …
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Concussions are the most common type of brain injury. Although most are mild every concussion injury should be assessed by a doctor, especially if the concussion occurs in a child. Concussions are generally rated on a 1 – 3 scale where 3 is the most severe. A slight concussion is marked by no loss of …
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Conduct disorders affect kids and young adults and affect a number of cognitive functions. It troubles many in the field of pediatric neuropsychology because it can often be an indicator of mental health problems later in life. When treated early and with a lot of family involvement, it can be treated successfully. Conduct disorder mainly …
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Many psychological illnesses are linked to impulse control issues. Suffers of OCD, ADD, and personality disorders can all suffer from issues with impulse control. Impulse control can also lead to issues with substance abuse and behavioral addictions. To better understand the root of impulse control issues doctors must first determine if there is an underlying …
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Although some tantrum throwing and impulsive behavior is part of being a child, these behaviors in extreme or with a lack of remorse can indicate problems. Although many clinicians agree that giving a diagnosis to a child, whose mind is still developing, can lead to inaccurate diagnosis, leaving these problems untreated can be worse. Diagnosis …
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One of the most dangerous pediatric neuropsychological disorders is anorexia nervosa. Although it can affect men and women of all ages, it if 10 times more prevalent in young women. Anorexia is marked by extremely limited food intake, distorted self-image and feelings of inadequacy. In more severe cases the effects of self-starvation can also visibly …
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Recent studies have shown an alarming correlation between certain high impact sports and memory impairment, verbal problems and other negative changes in the brain. Boxers, football players, MMA fighters and others have shown neurological degeneration in the memory center of their brain. Some ex-NFL players and boxers have begun actively encouraging young players to get …
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Neurodegenerative disorders are a broad category of diseases that are marked by loss of brain and nerve function that typically get progressively worse over time. Some of the more common neurodegenerative disorders include Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Although there is no cure for these diseases treatments can slow and sometimes even stop …
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Mania and hypomania are two of the most common psychological diagnosis. Mania is marked by episodic bouts of symptoms that include feelings of grandeur, racing thoughts, hyperactivity, euphoria and agitation. When these mood cycles also include severely depressive episodes the diagnosis is usually bipolar disorder. Mania can be hard to diagnosis because people with disease …
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