An Illustration of Executive Function Issues


1.What’s Executive Function?

Executive function (EF) is a set of basic, important mental skills. They regulate how you process information, remember, make decisions, react to situations, and manage time. Problems with EF can affect your self-control, focus, and relationships. Symptoms look similar to those of ADHD but can be due to many things, including genetics, depression, brain injury, and medications. It doesn’t have anything to do with how intelligent you are.


2.Lose or Misplace Things

Do you seem to always forget where you left your cellphone or keys? Losing or misplacing items is a common executive function problem. You may be disorganized. You can’t keep track of your things. You may forget to bring a file to a work meeting or to grab your jacket on a cold day.