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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Loss of language: Aphasia is an inability to properly use language, which can be caused by stroke, tumor, dementia, or many other diseases. There are many subtypes of ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
SPEECH PROBLEM: Loss of ability to express or comprehend speech may be due to various brain problems, and could be secondary to a stroke, dementias, head injury or br ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Wernike Aphasia: Speech is fluent but often degenerates into random hard to follow "streams of consciousness, which may be peppered with non-words or made up words. Th ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Depends: If you mean aphasia from stroke, it depends on severity and pt age. Younger brain, more plastic, better able to reorganize, milder aphasia, better rec ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
3 major classes: There are many types of aphasia that can be grouped into three major headings: there are the motor type, the most common being broca's aphasia, the re ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Aphasia: There is an enormous literature out there on aphasia which was originally described in the 1860s. The origin of aphasia and the brain location where i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Aphasia: Aphasia means impaired language function. It may affect the comprehension or expression or both.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Aphasia: "lost for words" is general meaning. Could relate to some neurologic problems or medications. There are several types of aphasia. Best resource is neu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Receptive aphasia: There are no real exercises but a consultation with a speech therapist might be helpful here - usually it is just time and seeing where the patient en ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
could be permanent: Only time will tell.

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