PSYC 3140 Chapter 15: Chapter 15 Cognitive Disorders.docx

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Cognitive disorders develop much later in life three classes of cognitive disorders. Iii. delirium: temporary condition displayed as confusion and disorientation dementia: progressive condition marked by gradual deterioration of a broad range of cognitive abilities amnestic disorders: dysfunctions of memory due to a medical condition or a drug or toxin. The dsm-iv-tr label of cognitive disorders reflects a shift in the way these disorders are viewed. Delirium: impaired consciousness and cognition during the course of several hours or days. One of the earliest recognized mental disorders. Appear confused, disoriented, and out of touch with their surroundings. Estimated to be present in as many as 10 percent to 30 percent of the people who come rapid on set into emergency rooms. According to a study common risk factors for delirium in older patients include dementia, medication, and medical illness. Subsides relatively quickly, with full recovery expected in most cases within several weeks.

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