Neurocognitive Disorders

What are Neurocognitive Disorders?

Neurocognitive disorder (NCD) is a general term for loss of brain function due to a medical condition other than a psychiatric illness. NCD is also known as organic mental disorder (OMS) or organic brain syndrome.

NCD can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Brain injury, such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor
  • Degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease
  • Infections, such as HIV/AIDS, meningitis, and encephalitis
  • Metabolic disorders, such as thyroid problems, kidney disease, and liver disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Substance abuse, such as alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Medication side effects, such as those from corticosteroids, sedative-hypnotics, and antidepressants

NCD can manifest in a variety of ways, depending on the underlying cause. Some common symptoms include:

  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Changes in mood
  • Changes in personality
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Difficulty walking or balancing
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. There is no cure for NCD, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms and improve quality of life.

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