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Executive functioning

What is executive functioning in PTSD? Executive functions are a group of cognitive processes including control, mental flexibility, planning, inhibition, decision-making, initiation, abstraction, self-monitoring, and pursuit of goals. Executive functions are important in situations involving error correction and behaviour evaluation in response to environmental feedback. What is the evidence for executive functioning? Moderate to high quality evidence found poorer executive functioning in adults and children with PTSD compared to people without the disorder who were, or who were not, exposed to trauma. There were no significant associations between symptom severity and executive functioning. August 2021 Image: ©Gajus Рstock.adobe.com

Executive functioning

What is executive functioning in bipolar disorder? Executive functions are a group of cognitive processes including control, mental flexibility, planning, inhibition, decision-making, initiation, abstraction, self-monitoring and pursuit of goals. Executive functions are important in situations involving error correction and behaviour evaluation in response to environmental feedback Executive functioning is most commonly measured using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST). This task requires the ability to shift cognitive sets. Study participants are told to match stimulus cards containing varying coloured shapes, based first on colour, then quantity, then design. The participant is then given additional cards and asked to match each…

Executive functioning

What is executive functioning in schizophrenia?¬† Executive functions are a group of cognitive processes involving control, mental flexibility, planning, inhibition, decision-making, initiation, abstraction, self-monitoring and pursuit of goals. Any impairment in executive functioning can also reflect impairments in other cognitive functions such as processing speed, attention, and memory. Executive functioning is most commonly measured using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST). This task requires the ability to shift cognitive sets. Other common tasks include the Trail Making Test (TMT), which requires participants to connect, in order, letters and/or numbers as quickly as possible, and the Stroop Colour Word Test (SCWT),…

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