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Neurocognitive Disorder

Vinodhan Palanisamy, Prabavathy Subramanian

Keywords : Anti-psychotics, Degenerative disorder, Neurocognitive, Traumatic brain injury

Citation Information : Palanisamy V, Subramanian P. Neurocognitive Disorder. 2023; 16 (2):42-43.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13167

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Neurocognitive disorder is a general term that describes decreased mental function due to a medical disease other than a psychiatric illness. The most common causes of neurocognitive disorders include: degenerative conditions affecting the brain and nervous system, including dementia such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease. Neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury is diagnosed when persistent cognitive impairment is observed immediately following the head injury, along with one or more of the following symptoms: loss of consciousness, posttraumatic amnesia, disorientation and confusion, or neurological impairment. The mainstay of treatment includes anti-psychotics and psychotherapies.

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