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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience 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. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Speaking trouble: Aphasia is a generic inability to properly speak. There are 3 basic types: 1. Receptive: can't understand speech. 2. Expressive: can't produce speec ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience 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
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Language Problem: Aphasia is the loss of language function due to a problem in the brain. Depending on the type people loose the ability to express themselves or have ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience 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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
43 years experience 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
32 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
43 years experience Neurology
Aphasia yherapy: Speech therapy exercises may improve expressive aphasia. Try to talk more will help.

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