Neurocognitive Disorders List & Flashcards

Neurocognitive Disorders List & Flashcards
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Major Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD): Causes
This disorder may be caused by Alzheimer's, vascular, or Lewy body disease. Traumatic brain injury may also lead to this disorder.
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Major Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD)
The DSM-V created this disorder category. It replaces amnestic and dementia disorders. However, you can still use the term dementia to describe that condition.
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Neurocognitive Disorders (NCDs)
Disorders that disrupt the normal thought processes of a patient. Examples include delirium, major neurocognitive disorder, mild neurocognitive disorder, and dementia.
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Dementia: Treatment
The treatment of this disorder depends on its causes. However, only a small amount of patients with this ailment can be treated.
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Dementia: Causes
Head injury, hypothyroidism, and vitamin deficiencies may cause patients to develop this condition. It can also be caused by Parkinson's disease or substance abuse.
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Dementia
This disorder is characterized by losses in a patient's ability to remember things or to reason. Patients may also experience changes in their personality.
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Delirium: Treatment
Doctors treat this disorder by addressing its causes. They may also examine the patient's environment and re-teach the patient to care for him or herself.
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Delirium: Causes
This disorder can be caused by aging, substance abuse, withdrawal, brain lesions, and infections from certain pathogens.
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Delirium
Patients with this neurocognitive disorder typically suffer from disorientation and confusion. It occurs quickly, and symptoms can change throughout the day.
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Flashcard Content Overview

The flashcards contained in this set will help you go over major and mild neurocognitive disorders. You'll be able to learn about delirium and dementia. Amnestic disorder and changes to the way this disorder is classified will also be covered by these flashcards. Additionally, you will focus on the factors that cause these disorders and the symptoms faced by patients.

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Delirium
Patients with this neurocognitive disorder typically suffer from disorientation and confusion. It occurs quickly, and symptoms can change throughout the day.
Delirium: Causes
This disorder can be caused by aging, substance abuse, withdrawal, brain lesions, and infections from certain pathogens.
Delirium: Treatment
Doctors treat this disorder by addressing its causes. They may also examine the patient's environment and re-teach the patient to care for him or herself.
Dementia
This disorder is characterized by losses in a patient's ability to remember things or to reason. Patients may also experience changes in their personality.
Dementia: Causes
Head injury, hypothyroidism, and vitamin deficiencies may cause patients to develop this condition. It can also be caused by Parkinson's disease or substance abuse.
Dementia: Treatment
The treatment of this disorder depends on its causes. However, only a small amount of patients with this ailment can be treated.
Neurocognitive Disorders (NCDs)
Disorders that disrupt the normal thought processes of a patient. Examples include delirium, major neurocognitive disorder, mild neurocognitive disorder, and dementia.
Major Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD)
The DSM-V created this disorder category. It replaces amnestic and dementia disorders. However, you can still use the term dementia to describe that condition.
Major Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD): Causes
This disorder may be caused by Alzheimer's, vascular, or Lewy body disease. Traumatic brain injury may also lead to this disorder.
Mild Neurocognitive Disorders (NCD)
This disorder is characterized by a moderate amount of cognitive decline that doesn't impact independence. It isn't caused by delirium or other mental disorders.
Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI)
An injury to the head that leads to damage in a patient's brain. This damage can cause neurocognitive issues, including confusion, emotional outbursts, and black outs.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Treatment
Mild forms of this type of injury may heal on their own over time. Severe injuries may require emergency surgery or drugs that stop the brain from swelling.
Amnestic Disorder / Amnesia
Patients who suffer from this neurocognitive disorder experience memory disruptions. This is now considered a part of major neurocognitive disorder (NCD).
Amnestic Disorder / Amnesia: Causes
This condition may be caused by brain trauma, hemorrhages in the brain, or tumors.
Amnestic Disorder / Amnesia: Treatment
Doctors may use drugs to help patients with this condition. Some forms of therapy may also help patients cope with the loss of their memory.
Anterograde Amnesia
This type of amnesia prevents patients from creating new memories.
Retrograde Amnesia
Patients who have this kind of amnesia lose memories that they formed in the past.
Alzheimer's Disease
This neurological disease causes a progressive decline in neural functions. It can lead to other major neurocognitive disorders.

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