A 33-year-old member asked:
what is aphasia?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Julian Bragg answered
16 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 aphasia, depending on what type of language processes are affected.
Answered on Apr 9, 2015
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin answered
20 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 speech (can't speak). 3. Conductive: a mix of inability to speak and/or understand speech.
Answered on Feb 8, 2016
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