Dr Malik Elahi, Consultant Psychiatrist, talks about cognitive dysfunction and impact on daily/workplace functioning.
- The brain has a remarkable ability to repair itself, a phenomenon known as plasticity
- Cognitive deficits (Speed, Memory, Attention, Reasoning, Tact, Synthesis) are related to altered brain plasticity
- Cognitive deficits and the brain changes may be reversible with neuroplasticity based cognitive remediation, have durable real-world benefits
- Cognitive remediation works best when it is Progressive, Repetitive, Individualized, Strategic and includes a Motivational component.
- Deficits in brain plasticity may set in early. Early intervention may have large positive implications for outcome