Slowed thinking is a symptom that can occur in a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, including antipsychotic medications like risperidone.
Slowed thinking can manifest as difficulty concentrating, reduced mental flexibility, and a general feeling of “sluggishness” or mental fatigue. It can make it difficult to complete tasks, make decisions, or engage in complex mental processes.
Treatment for slowed thinking will depend on the underlying cause. In some cases, treating an underlying mental health condition or adjusting medications can help to alleviate the symptom. Additionally, cognitive-behavioral therapy or other types of talk therapy may be helpful in improving cognitive function and reducing symptoms of slowed thinking.« Back to Glossary Index