Asymptomatic Neuropsychological Impairment

This mildest form of neurocognitive complication is characterized by subtle changes in cognitive functioning that appear not to interfere in any obvious way in day-to-day functioning. Typically, a person will report feeling that he or she is not as "sharp" as he or she used to be and may complain of mild memory difficulties, difficulties in concentration, or some slight slowing down in mental functions. However, self-report alone is not sufficient to establish a diagnosis because this may be biased by mood disturbance (depression may lead to complaints that are unrelated to actual cognitive functioning) or lack ofinsight. The diagnosis requires demonstrating at least mild impairments in two different cognitive areas on comprehensive neu-ropsychological testing (Table IV).

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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