Cognitive Disorders

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A cognitive disorder is a psychological disorder that affects the cognitive abilities such as memory, problem solving, and perception. (Cherry) Some anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders are classified as cognitive disorders. (Cherry) Other types of cognitive disorders are Alzheimer’s disease, delirium, dementia, and last amnesia that. People develop these disorders over time as they grow. The first disorder is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. (Alzheimer's Association ) The symptoms for Alzheimer’s usually develop slowly and gets worse over time. Its early stages are memory a mild. With later stages, the individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer’s becomes severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the Untied States. Second is delirium. Delirium is a sudden severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function that occurs with physical or mental illness. (Delirium: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, 2013) This is most often caused by physical or mental illness and is usually temporary and reversible. Delirium involves a quick change between mental states for example, from lethargy (also known as fatigue, is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy), to agitation (an unpleasant state of extreme arousal (stirred up or excited), increased tension, and irritability), and back to lethargy. (Delirium: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, 2013) Third is dementia. Dementia is a problem in the brain that makes it difficult for a person to reme... ... middle of paper ... ...out.com Psychology : http://psychology.about.com/od/psychotherapy/tp/list-of-psychological-disorders.htm Delirium: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (2013, October 31). (U.S. National Library of Medicine) Retrieved November 23, 2013, from U.S National Library of Medicine: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000740.htm Discovery Health. (n.d.). (Discovery Communications ) Retrieved November 23, 2013, from Discovery Fit and Health: http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/neurological-conditions/amnesia.htm KS Santactuz, M. a. (2011, January ). Dementia | Overview. Retrieved November 2013, 2013, from Dementia: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/brain/disorders/662.html staff, M. C. (2011, October 11). Definition. (M. F. Research, Producer) Retrieved November 23, 2013, from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/amnesia/DS01041
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