Boston Neurobehavioral Associates
Psychiatry & Psychotherapist located in New Bedford, MA & Brockton, MA
Cognitive Disorders are conditions that impact cognitive function, including memory, thinking, perception, and can include disorders such as dementia or cognitive impairment.
Cognitive Disorders Q&A
What are cognitive disorders?
Cognitive disorders are conditions that affect mental processes such as memory, perception, and reasoning. Examples include dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
What are the symptoms of cognitive disorders?
Symptoms of cognitive disorders vary depending on the specific condition but may include memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating, language problems, and changes in mood and behavior.
Who is at risk for cognitive disorders?
Age is a significant risk factor for many cognitive disorders, including dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Other risk factors may include genetics, lifestyle factors, and certain medical conditions.
How are cognitive disorders diagnosed and treated?
Diagnosis of cognitive disorders usually involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and cognitive testing. Treatment options depend on the specific condition but may include medications, therapy, and lifestyle changes.
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