PSY 220 - Lecture 15

PSY 220 - Lecture 15 - Learning Objectives Cognitive...

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Cognitive Disorders Q UIN 1 Chapter 15 Learning Objectives Describe delirium Describe dementia Describe major aspects of 2 Alzheimer’s dementia Describe amnestic disorders Test your own functioning • Mini-mental status exam • Memory test – Which color is at the top of a stoplight? – Whose image is on the penny? Is he 3 Whose image is on the penny? Is he wearing a tie? – What 5 words besides “In God We Trust” appear on most US coins? – When water goes down the drain, does it swirl clockwise or counterclockwise? Introduction • Affect cognitive processes such as learning, memory, and consciousness • Most develop later in life • Three Classes of Cognitive Disorders Delirium 4 – Delirium – Dementia – Amnestic disorders • Shifting DSM Perspectives – From “organic” mental disorders to “cognitive” disorders – Profound changes in behavior and personality Delirium • Nature of Delirium – Central features – Impaired consciousness and cognition – Impairments develop rapidly over several hours 5 or days – Examples include confusion, disorientation, attention, memory, and language deficits
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lefbvre during the Spring '10 term at Wofford.

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