The term executive functions describes a range of abilities. A typical list of these includes initiation, sustained attention, planning, organization, set-shifting, conceptual functioning, awareness, and insight. Let's review the behavior relevant...
Deficits in executive functions can be very difficult to treat. Some people who are overly susceptible to distraction can be helped to focus by using a mild psychostimulant such as Ritalin. It remains unclear how this kind of medication affects...
Many people experience language disturbance as a direct consequence of their epilepsy. Others may develop problems as a result of medication or surgery. The first thing to do if you are having language problems is to bring them to the attention of...
There are many ways to make the most out of your abilities. Here are some things you can do when your memory is less than perfect: Plan to remember. By saying to yourself, "I am going to remember this," you are less likely to forget....
What should you do if you think you have a problem with memory related to epilepsy? The first thing is to have a frank discussion with your doctor, expressing your concerns about memory. Having treated you and your particular type of epilepsy, your...

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