Mild Cognitive Disorder

What is Mild Cognitive Disorder?

With a thorough examination, light cognitive disorders can be identified in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia. This allows early treatment.

Causes of Mild Cognitive Disorder

The disorder is considered as a pre-symptom of atrophic dementias, as a symptom of the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, systemic disorders, including HIV.

Symptoms of Mild Cognitive Disorder

Reduced cognitive productivity is manifested in the areas of memory, thinking, speech, behavior. In memory, it manifests itself in the difficulties of memorizing and reproducing new material, in thinking – in the difficulty of formulating general and abstract ideas, in speech – in a difficult search for words, in behavior – in some confusion and affect of bewilderment.

The disorder is observed for at least two weeks after the development of the underlying disease.

Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Disorder

Based on the data of experimental psychological research and clinical research. Cognitive deficits are usually experienced by the patient. The diagnosis can be considered as staged with dementia, for example, HIV, organic amnestic disorders, but it can be independent with transient dynamic disorders of cerebral circulation.

Differential diagnostics

Mild cognitive impairment differs from organic personality disorders in that cognitive impairment is not combined with emotional (dysphoria, affective instability, euphoria), behavioral disorders (disinhibition, inadequacy) and productive disorders (paranoia) typical of organic personality disorders.

Treatment of Mild Cognitive Disorder

Based on the treatment of the main pathology, the use of courses of nootropes (nootropil, phenibut, glutamic acid, encephabol, Aminalon), melatonin (0.3 mg per day), stimulation of learning.