Symptom: Cognitive impairment


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Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
Introduction: Mental cognition refers to the various mental processes that underpin our rational thinking.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Cognitive impairment:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Cognitive impairment (37 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Cognitive impairment (95 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Cognitive impairment (21 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Cognitive impairment: disorganization (7)
    Cognitive impairment type of: Mental problems (105)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Cognitive impairment: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cognitive impairment as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Cognitive impairment: The following list of conditions have 'Cognitive impairment' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Achondroplasia ... normal intelligence
  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum ... impaired mental development
  • Aging ... Slight mental decline
  • Agnosia ... Inability to recognize sounds, Inability to recognize people, Inability to recognize objects
  • Alcohol abuse ... poor judgement
  • Alternating Hemiplegia ... mental impairment
  • Alzheimer's Disease ... thinking difficulty, impaired visual skills, inability to function, cognition disintegration, wandering, poor judgment
  • Amphetamines ... poor judgement
  • Aphasia ... trouble understanding speech
  • Arteriovenous Malformation ... neurological problems
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia ... Normal intelligence
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ... inability to organize oneself, inability to organize school work, difficulty managing time, difficulty with details, disorganization
  • Auditory Processing Disorder ... Difficulty following instructions, Normal intelligence

    B

  • Barbiturate abuse ... trouble thinking
  • Binswanger's Disease ... loss of cognition
  • Bipolar disorder ... difficulty thinking
  • Borderline Personality Disorder ... unstable relationships, difficulty with relationships
  • Brain cancer ... cognitive problems
  • Bulimia nervosa ... inappropriate mental attitudes

    C

  • Cerebral Palsy ... mental impairment, Normal intelligence
  • Chiari Malformation ... mental impairment
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... degraded mental function
  • Cocaine ... difficulty thinking
  • Common migraine ... mental fuzziness
  • Corticobasal Degeneration ... cognitive impairment
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ... impaired thinking, impaired judgment
  • Cushing's syndrome ... mental disturbances

    D

  • Dementia ... cognitive loss, mental decline
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies ... cognition fluctuations, cognition loss
  • Depression ... difficulty thinking, relationship difficulty, mental changes, difficulty making decisions
  • Depressive disorders ... difficulty thinking, relationship difficulty, mental changes, difficulty making decisions
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... fuzzy thinking
  • Drug abuse ... mental changes
  • Dwarfism ... normal intelligence
  • Dyslexia ... normal intelligence
  • Dysthymia ... difficulty thinking, relationship difficulty, mental changes, difficulty making decisions

    E

  • Encephalitis ... mental changes, impaired judgement
  • Encephaloceles ... normal intelligence

    F

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome ... intellectual impairment, problem solving difficulty

    G

  • Gerstmann's Syndrome ... difficulty with math, calculation dysfunction (dyscalculia), inability to distinguish right from left, inability to calculate (acalculia)
  • Gulf War syndrome ... cognitive dysfunction

    H

  • Hangover ... difficulty making decisions
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ... mental slowness
  • HIV/AIDS ... neurologic problems
  • Huntington's Disease ... difficulty making a decision, cognitive difficulty, progressive mental deterioration, difficulty driving, difficulty learning new things, impaired judgement
  • Hydranencephaly ... intellectual deficits
  • Hydrocephalus ... cognition changes
  • Hyperparathyroidism ... impaired thinking
  • Hypoglycemia ... fuzzy thinking
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... fuzzy thinking

    J

  • Jet lag ... cognitive difficulty, difficulty making decisions

    K

  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome ... cognitive dysfunction
  • Klinefelter syndrome ... normal intelligence

    L

  • Lupus ... trouble thinking, neurological disorders
  • Lyme disease ... thinking difficulties

    M

  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy ... loss of mental abilities, mental deterioration, mental deterioration, mental deterioration, mental deterioration
  • Moyamoya Disease ... cognitive impairments
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis I ... progressive mental disability
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis II ... mental deterioration
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis III ... mental deterioration in childhood
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis IV ... normal intelligence
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis VII ... Intellectual impairment
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia ... difficulty following instructions, getting lost, wandering, problems handling money
  • Multiple Sclerosis ... cognitive impairments, judgment difficulties
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae ... neurologic disorders

    N

  • Niemann-Pick disease ... inability to look up and down
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss ... difficulty understanding speech

    O

  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy ... cognitive loss

    P

  • Panic disorder ... difficulty thinking
  • Parkinson's Disease ... intellectual symptoms
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease ... mental deterioration
  • Persistent Vegetative State ... preserved non-cognitive function, lost cognitive function
  • Pick's Disease ... difficulty thinking, lack of spontaneity
  • Postpartum depression ... difficulty making decisions
  • Prion diseases ... severe mental impairment
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy ... cognition failure, mental deterioration

    R

  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type 2 ... cognitive impairment
  • Rasmussen's Encephalitis ... mental deterioration
  • Rett's syndrome ... physical and neurological problems
  • Reye's Syndrome ... progressive mental changes

    S

  • Sandhoff Disease ... progressive mental deterioration
  • Schizencephaly ... normal intelligence
  • Schizophrenia ... disordered thinking, Cognitive symptoms
  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia ... Intellectual problems, normal intelligence
  • Soto's Syndrome ... delayed cognitive development
  • Spastic disorders ... mental impairment, Normal intelligence
  • Stroke ... trouble understanding speech
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome ... delayed cognitive skills
  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis ... intellectual deterioration
  • Syphilis ... mental illness, neurologic problems

    T

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome ... mental changes
  • Transient Ischemic Attack ... difficulty understanding speech
  • Traumatic Brain Injury ... cognitive problems

    W

  • Williams Syndrome ... intellectual disability
  • Wilson's Disease ... Various neurological and behavioral symptoms
    Conditions listing complications: Cognitive impairment: The following list of conditions have 'Cognitive impairment' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Alzheimer's Disease ... inability to function, cognition disintegration, wandering
  • Amphetamines ... impaired thinking
  • Arachnoid Cysts ... permanent severe neurological damage
  • Arachnoiditis ... neurological damage

    B

  • Barbiturate abuse ... difficulty thinking
  • Batten Disease ... mental impairment

    C

  • Ciguatera poisoning ... persistent neurologic problems
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... degraded mental function
  • Cryptococcosis ... permanent neurologic damage

    D

  • Down Syndrome ... impaired judgment
  • Drug-resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae Disease ... Neurologic complications

    L

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... temporary neurological damage

    M

  • Marijuana ... Impaired thinking
  • Meningitis ... cognitive defects
  • Microcephaly ... mental impairment

    P

  • Pregnancy ... Dull mental function
  • Prion diseases ... severe mental impairment
  • Psittacosis ... neurologic complications

    S

  • Stroke ... Impaired judgment
  • Syphilis ... neurological problems

    T

  • Triple-X syndrome ... mental slowness


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