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What is aphasia?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
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 aphasia, depending on what type of language processes are affected.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
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 speech (can't speak). 3. Conductive: a mix of inability to speak and/or understand speech.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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 brain tumors. Speech therapists deal with the issue on a constant basis and can help coping and develop rehab approaches.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
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 problems understanding spoken or written language. When the problem is primarily with the motor process of producing the words, while comprehension and formulation are intact, it is a speech problem.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What research is out on aphasia?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
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 it occurs is now well described. It most commonly occurs as a result of trauma or a stroke or a bleed in the brain. Research in treating these issues still has a long way to go in achieving any sort of brain regeneration.
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What are the types of aphasia?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 40 years experience
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 receptive type, most commonly wernicke's aphasis. The third is the dissociative or disconnection syndromes. These occur when there is an apparent interruption of association areas to the cortical language areas.
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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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. The speech also fails to provide good answers to questions posed to them, suggesting that they do not understand what is said to them. Hence there is difficulty in comprehension rather than articulation, hence the term Receptive Aphasia.

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