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Cognitive Difficulty

Cognitive difficulty or cognitive impairment is when a person finds it challenging to learn new things, concentrate, or make decisions. The symptoms can be mild to severe. In mild cases, the person will be able to carry daily activities even with the impairment, but in severe cases, they find it difficult to live independently.

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My child has been diagnosed with Down's syndrome, and I am concerned about his cognitive development. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My child has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, and I am concerned about their cognitive development and learning potential. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Down syndrome children are special children and need special care throughout their childhood and later too. 2. Their cognitive development (IQ) is low as compared to normal children, as per the literature. 3. But, if given the right e...  Read Full »

Why do I feel that my senses have dulled?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a period of time in my life recently where I was depressed and unmotivated. I have always had some forms of anxiety from time to time as well. More recently, however, I began to make strides to come out of my depression and started being happy and living life again, but I have no...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your symptoms, I understand thatyou have problem encoding short-term memories and processing information. To know this better, I need to know few things. 1. Have you had any seizures in the childhood associated with fever? 2. Do you misplace things? 3. Is it diff...  Read Full »

Is memory loss a side effect of schizoaffective disorder treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and was treated with Zyprexa. After a while, it turned out that I have neutropenia as a side effect. So, I was given Lithium about half a year ago. Now, instead of Zyprexa, I am taking Ridazin for the last three weeks. What are the side effect...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have been prescribed Thioridazine, an antipsychotic along with Lithium as a mood stabilizer. Memory loss is possibly because of the cognitive impairment as a part of your illness. Neither of these drugs causes memory loss. Try practicing memory games often and you cou...  Read Full »

Do nootropic drugs fall under addictive medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is not so good at education and not showing active interest. Does nootropic drug help to improve? He has asthma. He is not taking any medications now and uses an inhaler. He is 14 years old and studying in grade 9. Do nootropics come under the category of addictive drugs? Can we u...  Read Full »

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use nootropics (cognitive enhancers), but most probably it would not help. Also, they are not habit forming and you can stop them anytime. Rather than nootropic drugs, you can try some physical methods like behavior modification. It is better if you find his i...  Read Full »

I recently underwent a 48-hour electroencephalogram and have been diagnosed with non-convulsive epilepsy. How can this affect my cognitive skills?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent a 48-hour EEG (electroencephalogram) and received a report stating that I have non-convulsive epilepsy. I would like to have a better understanding of how this condition is impacting my cognitive skills and overall awareness. While I am satisfied with the diagnosi...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to gather some additional information about your condition: When did you first notice the onset of your symptoms? Could you please provide a detailed description of your symptoms? Have you experienced any seizures in the past or had episodes of los...  Read Full »

Why am I having problem in understanding what others are saying?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem in understanding what others are saying. I can hear sound but cannot understand words. I have done hearing test many times in the hospital recommended by the doctor but the doctor always said that my ear is fine. This problem is there always. I do not understand what o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your problem is not related to hearing loss, nor it is high-frequency hearing loss if your audiogram is normal. It is related to a problem in one center in your brain which makes you understand what other person speaks. I would advise you to consult a neuro physician for ...  Read Full »

I have a history of schizophrenia and OCD. Should I take Omega 3 along with L-Carnosine for improving cognition?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a past history of schizophrenia and OCD. I am not in any medication now for the past two months. Currently taking only L-Carnoshine for the past two months for cognition improvement. My question is, should I take Omega-3 also with L-Carnosine for better and fast results for cogni...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and can understand your situation. I suggest you take both the above medications and also take Ashwagandha with milk at night for it. Following are my suggestions to improve cognitive function, and will help you: Exercises daily for 30...  Read Full »

I am having anxiety issues after my father's demise. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had numbness after my father's death. It has been two years since then. There was also a decline in cognitive capability. The brain gets easily drained and stops to think after a certain time in an exam. Old memories are blurry. There is huge resistance to thinking about something wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. There is a non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. ...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old male with untreated sleep apnea for two years. Will this affect my cognitive abilities?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old male with mild to moderate untreated sleep apnea for two years. Will my cognitive abilities (ability to think, learn and concentrate) return to baseline after the initiation of CPAP therapy, or will there always be some permanent deficit? I took the Covid vaccine thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not see any reason for your cognitive abilities not to return to baseline after treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The first thing to do would be to confirm obstructive sleep apnea and get proper AHI (apnea-hypopnea index) from a polysomnography study. I wou...  Read Full »

I have anxiety and feel low. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not on any medicicnes but yes I have tried before. I am very active, successful and driven. My world is just a dark place and I really do not know why. There is no reason for it to be, but it just is. It has gotten worse over the years and now I cannot deal with the anxiety, I ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about this, I can understand how hard it is for you right now. Personal beliefs and thoughts are formed through our experiences, social background, parenting and family structure., during our childhood. As you have mentioned, that you have always felt...  Read Full »

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