Cognitive Deficits Topic Guide

Cognitive Deficits Cognitive Deficits: Cognitive deficits (intellectual disability) begin in childhood and cause impaired ability to learn and function. Causes of cognitive deficits include genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome, premature birth, exposure to toxins, and others. Cognitive deficits symptoms include developmental delay, behavioral issues, or difficulties in school. Treatment may include dietary changes, medications, and therapies.

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