EXECUTIVE DYSFUNCTION

An impairment in our ability to think in the abstract and to plan, initiate, monitor and to stop complx behaviour. Also called disturbance in executive functioning.

EXECUTIVE DYSFUNCTION: "Executive dysfunction is a deficit characteristic of substance abuse persisiting dementia."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EXECUTIVE DYSFUNCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/executive-dysfunction/ (accessed November 17, 2018).
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