Major Neurocognative Disorder?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Brodi, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Brodi

    Brodi New Member

    What exactly does it mean? When I googled it I the answer was "Dementia". I sure as hell don't have dementia!

    I had a neurpsych done last year and this was part of the Diagnostic Impression:

    along with

    We do know I have brain damage, is it just a fancy term for that?
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Not "just" a fancy term... sounds more like a detailed-level description of the brain damage. It describes exactly what areas you are impaired in, although the "neurocognitive" term may leave the door open for additional areas to be documented.
  3. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Brodi, there are all kinds of neurocognitive disorders, some localized, others global. Dementia is a neurocognitive disorder that affects global functioning and is progressive. That is, it gets worse.

    Many of us have neurocognitive disorders that are localized, affecting only one small area of our functioning, and which will not progress.

    Try to ask your physician directly if you have concerns or want information about a diagnosis. All of us can get ourselves in real trouble if we try to get information on the internet.

    Take care.