The disorders of attention in different diseases
The disorders of attention are common for both somatogenic and psychogenic conditions of the organism, and can be very specific in cases of cerebral disorders and psychiatric diseases.
1.For neurotic patients, all the task, connected with high attention - concentration,
are being very difficult and sometimes even impossible to carry out.
Schizophrenia: the decrease of active arbitrary attention, (especially of the
abilities for concentration and to switch over the attention) - is on the first place, as
the result of the general defect of mental activities.
The disorders of attention are very specific in cases of local organic cerebral disorders (for example, people with organic damages of frontal lobes are often
being highly aspontaneous, in operations like serial countdown we can observe
perceverations in them: they repeat the same operation of counting for several
times: 100-3=97, 100-3=97, 100-3=97, and so on).
The disorders of attention are also common for the patients with vascular and
traumatic diseases of the brain their attention is very unstable, it is very difficult for
them to concentrate attention, they exhaust very rapidly.
The disorders of attention in cases of cerebral atherosclerosis: the patients are
being highly exhaustive, their attention oscillates, and it's often impossible for
them to concentrate their attention at carrying out some task.
The patients with epilepsy - also have problems with attention: it's very difficult for them to switch over their attention from one object to another, and at the same time, the productiveness of their attention is one a very low level. In general, the disorders of attention are not very highly nosologicaly specific phenomena, but being a component of a lot of syndromes, they must be diagnosed for getting judgement about general degree of the disorders, and decompensation, provoked by the disease
published Date 2017-03-21