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Cognitive overload


Cognitive overload occurs when a person has too much to think about and becomes overwhelmed trying to complete multiple tasks. The person thinks the tasks are too difficult or there is not enough time to do everything that needs to be done. The experience of cognitive overload is often associated with expectations and a sense of responsibility to do too much. The demands (real or perceived) exceed what an individual can reasonably manage.

Consequences of cognitive overload

Constant changes to accommodate the PSP can take a toll. Families can experience flexibility fatigue, relationship strain, uncertainty, and guilt.


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