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Psych 257 Chap 15 Psych 257 Psychopathology Barlow et Al: Abnormal Psychology 2nd CDN edition Chapter 15

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Uzma Rehman

Cognitive Disorders neurons dont regenerate if damageddiedamage accumulates affects cognitive process ex Learning Perspectives CogDs develop later in life unlike Developmental disorders that develop at birthpredominant feature is impairment of cognitive abilities ex Memory attn perception thinkingprofound changes in behavior personality ex Anxietydepression in dementia familiesfriends also affected Delirium impaired consciousnesscognition usu from hoursdays look confused disoriented cant focussustain attnClinical Description and Statistics 1030 of people in emergency rooms usu older adults cancer AIDS patientslinkd w intoxication withdrawal infections head injury improper meds warning for elderly criteria disturbance of consciousness reduced awarenesschange in memory language over short timeoccurs during course of dementia 44 of dementia usu reversed w treatment can infect older people easier ex w mild infections multiple hospital room changes can also affectTreatment quick inhospital recovery assocd wlongterm outcomes psychosocial interventions can help ex Reassure person I order to ease anxiety use family photosless institutionalization w elderly haloperidolantipsych meds used to treat delirium from withdrawal of alcohol acute deliriumPrevention proper medical care for illnesstherapeutic drug monitoring best for preventionfor delirium in surgical patients use broad spectrum education support reorientation interventions etc Dementia gradual deterioration of brain functioning affects judgment memory language other cognitive processes caused by drug abuse medical conditions infection depression brain trauma alzheimers strokeClinical Descriptions and
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