dysexecutive syndrome

dysexecutive syndrome

(dis″eg-zek′yŭ-tiv) [ dys- + L. executivus, carried out]
The consequences of diseases of the frontal lobe of the brain, in which people have cognitive difficulties, e.g., paying attention, organizing time and tasks, making plans, and solving problems, as well as psychological and emotional problems.
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Case descriptions and co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, Rett syndrome, disintegrative psychosis, and dysexecutive syndrome are included.
The dysexecutive syndromes that appear as the burden of frontal lesions increases, moreover, are as widely varied as the components of executive function itself.
If one considers the dysexecutive syndromes described previously as instances of lost or diminished cognitive regulation, an analogous problem can be identified in the behavioral sphere that is characterized by impaired social judgment and difficulty regulating emotional function as it contributes to and integrates with behavioral output.