What is it?

Executive function skills are controlled by the frontal lobe and these skills help us plan and achieve goals. Thanks to executive function skills we can go to work, school, do things independently and maintain relationships. Executive function skills are divided into organization and regulation, which is the ability to change our behavior due to our surroundings. When executive functions are damaged, there may be difficulty in gathering information, stocking the surroundings and changing the behavior in response Executive function disorder may be caused due to ADHD, depression, learning disabilities, injury to the frontal lobe caused by Alzheimer's disease or stroke.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include problems in planning projects, telling stories, memorizing, starting activities or tasks, focusing on one task and shifting plans when situations change.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include tests that assess executive function.


Treatment usually focuses on learning techniques to improve time management, better arrange the space, and improve work habits.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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