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First, your question pertains to two possible populations: "less long-lasting" PTSD is diagnosed as acute stress disorder (ASD); PTSD cannot be diagnosed until at least one month after exposure to the inciting trauma, and ASD sometimes resolves without progression to PTSD. "less intense" PTSD is usually diagnosed as an adjustment ...


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recognize familiar faces The distinction between familiar and unfamiliar faces with the prosopagnosia seems to be more a wiki thing than in clinical or common usage. The defintion does not seem fixed. NINDs defines it as "characterized by the inability to recognize faces" rather than only just familiar faces. So sufferers "use other ways to identify people, ...


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The primary visual cortex is topographic, which means that specific parts of that brain region correspond exactly to specific parts of your visual field. In order to prove that a scotoma (literally a blind spot in your vision) is due to dysfunctional neurons, all you need to do is show that the neurons responsible for that spot in your vision are not working ...


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Low / loss of motivation is associated with several Disorders of Diminished Motivation (DDM) (eg, akinetic mutism, abulia, apathy) that occur frequently in individuals with traumatic brain injury or other underlying neurological disorder, as well as avolition, and is a prominent symptom of dysthymia, motivational anhedonia, schizophrenia, and others. There ...


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