Mizzou PSYCH 2510 - Final Exam Study Guide (11 pages)

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Pages:
11
Type:
Study Guide
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Psych 2510 - Survey of Abnormal Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 2510 1st Edition Final Exam Study Guide Lectures 19 20 Lecture 19 December 2 What are Cognitive Disorders Normal memory and cognitive changes occur with age and do not interfere with daily functioning However these changes may progress to more serious cognitive disorders such as delirium and dementia Thus cognitive disorders are mental disorders marked by severe problems in thinking and memory especially delirium dementia and amnestic disorder What is Delirium Delirium is often temporary and reversible condition where a person is disoriented and has trouble with attention concentration and memory Delirium may result from substance intoxication or medical situations such as anesthesia What is Dementia Dementia is a more serious cognitive disorder that includes chronic and irreversible declines in memory and other cognitive processes What is the most common form of dementia The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer s disease This is a progressive condition marked by cognitive deficits such as aphasia apraxia and agnosia and deficits in executive functioning What is Aphasia Aphasia is an impaired ability to use or comprehend spoken language as when a person has difficulty speaking or cannot understand what is being said to them What is Apraxia Apraxia is an impaired voluntary movement despite adequate sensory and muscle functioning as when a person can no longer tie shoes What is Agnosia Agnosia is an impaired ability to recognize people or common objects as when a person fails to recognize loved ones or basics items such as a spoon What is Vascular disease cerebrovascular disease Vascular dementia is dementia caused by a blood vessel problem especially a stroke People with this dementia often face a more abrupt and acute onset of symptoms but less cognitive impairment than people with Alzheimer s disease What is Parkinson s disease Dementia may be due to Parkinson s disease which is a progressive neurological disorder involving severe problems in motor



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