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Re: word finding difficulty

Posted by laura on April 2, 1999, at 12:39:32

In reply to word finding difficulty, posted by mila on April 1, 1999, at 19:47:54

> Has anyone experienced wordfinding difficulty, confusion, memory loss, or any other cognitive imapairments? I've been experiencing these as a result of risperdal. Any advice on how to overcome these problems? In the same way weight gain effects one's self-esteem, so too does cognitive imapairment. I've lost my ability to articulate well, I feel "stupid." This is very disconcertaing for an aspiring graduate student.

Yes, I've had aproblem with short term memory. I once had a 45 minute conversation with my boss about an important project. I was supposed to follow up on several issues--the problem was that a few minutes after I left his office I knew I had tasks to accomplish, but I had no recollection of what they were. I couldn't even remember the topic of our conversation. It has happened on many other occasions that weren't as important but eqaually embarassing. Now I take ridculously copious notes-- it works, but it's a pain. What about ginseng? Has anyone tried that? I don't know if you AD's-- but if you can, I suppose it worth a shot.




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