The feeling that his moral personality was at the mercy of these lawless forces was so strong that he asked himself seriously if it were worth while to go on accomplishing the mental functions
of that existence which seemed no longer his own.
Geriatrician Dr Jamie Wilson, writing in the BMJ, describes a study that involved more than 3,000 people across the US, Canada and France which examined mental function
across the seasons.
This over time can lead to impairment of the mental function
, ranging from mild cognitive impairment to the development of end stage dementia.
It isn't just the surgery itself that is a concern; general anesthesia is associated with a greater risk for postoperative delirium (a sudden alteration in mental status) and cognitive dysfunction (a short-term decline in mental function
that may last a few days to a few weeks).
Participants answered a questionnaire about these experiences and underwent tests of mental function
. The researchers found that having more stressful events in life was associated with poorer cognitive function later in life for everyone in the study.
abnormality or an impairment of mental function
' be interpreted
His girlfriend, who helped to plan the "cold, calculated and callous" killings, denied murder, claiming to be suffering an abnormality of mental function
which impaired her ability to form rational judgments, but was found guilty after a five-day trial.
The research revealed a significant difference in tests of mental function
between the two groups of participants.
Reports of decreased sensory function were associated with decreased mental function
and work productivity.
tests conducted eight and 30 days after the concussion showed lower scores for those who continued to play.
MCI may be detected if a person experiences a "slip" in memory or mental function
The defence case is that Jones was suffering from an "abnormality of mental function
" at the time - and was not responsible for his actions.