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Insight (Others/Environment) | What's Happening in the Brain

"Insight" is another important feature of executive function , and is described in that link. Its loss reflects disruption on the brain chemicals that make up the circuits responsible for executive function. Insight has a special function, however, which allows for self-knowing and monitoring of behaviour. Loss of insight can be very distressing for caregivers, and is especially frustrating when a person no longer realizes why they cannot be entrusted with chores (such as caring for grandchildren) that they previously did, enjoyed, and took pride in. Coupled with repetitive questioning, it is especially stressful.

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Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Comprehension/ Understanding
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Inappropriate Language and Behaviour
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Unsafe Actions
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Delusions and Paranoia
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