Acquired Brain Disorders – Damage to the brain

Acquired brain disorders are disorders are directly caused by physical damage to the brain rather than impaired psychological functioning. The symptoms of acquired brain injury include problems with attention, arousal, language functioning, learning and memory, visual functioning, and intellectual functioning. There are three types of brain injury: delirium ( a problem with thinking and attention that is caused by illness), specific impairments ( i.e., a specific function is impaired such as short-term memory or language) and dementia (a lasting impairment in at least two functions which causes decline in a persons social or work functioning).

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