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Can stress cause aphasia short term 2hrs? If not what can?

Can stress cause aphasia short term 2hrs? If not what can?

No: Transitory loss of verbal communication skills, either understanding spoken language or the ability to produce speech can be due to migraine, TIA, seizure, head injury or intoxication. Elective mutism is the psychogenic inability to speak, and is a rare occurrence in adults. ...Read more

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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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Best way way to treat aphasia?

Best way way to treat aphasia?

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 recovery. Global aphasia, elderly pt, prognosis is poor. Lots of speech therapy. Some drugs have shown possible benefit but as far as I know, none has been accepted as routinely recommended by rehab specialists. Progressive aphasia is another story. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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What is good aphasia treatment software?

Aphasia: Their is not much available in the way of software for treating aphasia. The best treatment is work with a speech therapist for speech training. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for progessive aphasia?

Some: Progressive aphasia is the most difficult to treat but researcher are looking into new treatments such as electrical brain stimulation (no surgery involved) in addition to speech therapy to foster recovery. ...Read more

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Would a craniotomy cure aphasia?

Craniotomy and aphas: Craniotomy does not cure aphasia unless it is caused by a mass lesion or tumor. Removel of the tumor may help the aphasia. ...Read more

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If a doctor says you have aphasia can you ever recover?

Aphasia: The answer to your questions depends on the cause. Why do you have aphasia? Where did it come from? What needs to be done to prevent more damage? Some forms of aphasia are recoverable, some are not. I suggest you consult a neurologist to help answer these questions for you, specifically. ...Read more

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What is aphasia?

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. ...Read more

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What is aphasia?

What is aphasia?

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. ...Read more

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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

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. ...Read more

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Best way way to treat aphasia?

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 recovery. Global aphasia, elderly pt, prognosis is poor. Lots of speech therapy. Some drugs have shown possible benefit but as far as I know, none has been accepted as routinely recommended by rehab specialists. Progressive aphasia is another story. ...Read more

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What are the types of aphasia?

Wikipedia knows: 400 characters won't answer this one - have you considered an online search?

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/aphasia. ...Read more

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What research is out on aphasia?

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. ...Read more

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How does aphasia affect language?

Aphasia: Aphasia means impaired language function. It may affect the comprehension or expression or both. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

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 ends up after the stroke or whatever caused the receptive aphasia ...Read more

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How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

This depends on: The structures damaged, the extent to which the individual is left or right handed, the rehab potential at the time of the stroke to some extent, the type of aphasia and clinical course in the first few months. Those with posterior aphasia tend to have coprehension problems that will persist if they do not improve to anomic aphasia within a few months. Those with anterior aphasia do better. ...Read more

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What exercises improve expressive aphasia?

What exercises improve expressive aphasia?

Aphasia yherapy: Speech therapy exercises may improve expressive aphasia. Try to talk more will help. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Yes: The inability to understand or use language, the definition of aphasia, has wide implications. And some of the causes may be helped with very early intervention. Get to an er now! ...Read more

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What happens in people with broca's aphasia?

Broca's: These patients have an 'expressive' aphasia. Their reception is good and therefore understand everything, however they are unable to express themselves, their speech comes out like gibberish and doesn't make sense. This is often highly frustrating because they know what they want to say but just can't get it out properly. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Wernicke's aphasia?

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. ...Read more

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What are brocas aphasia, and wernicke's aphasia?

Different: Broca's aphasia is difficulty in expressing speech.
Werniche's aphasia is difficulty in understanding speech.
That's oversimplified but still an adequate answer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Aphasia?

Language Difficulty: Aphasia is defined as inability to communicate. Literally loss of language. There are many forms or manifestations involving expression and reception. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for aphasia to recover?

Variable: I have seen aphasia recover in days or up to one year. Speech therapy is extremely helpful for patients with aphasia. Recovery is not always possible. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have broca's aphasia?

Trouble speaking: Broca's aphasia refers to an aphasia that usually occurs when a specific area of the brain suffers an injury, for example from a stroke or head injury. The left inferior frontal lobe is usually the area of concern. Patients have difficulty with speaking. They have full comprehension and know what they want to say, but cannot get the words out. It is a motor deficit and leads to the loss of speech. ...Read more

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Any advice? What symptoms indicate that you have aphasia?

Any advice? What symptoms indicate that you have aphasia?

Aphasia: Can be subtle. Inability to name color, body parts, objects, etc can be somewhat selective. Inability to comprehend complex syntax, or repeat words or phrases may occur in isolation. Omission of the small connecting words of speech or conversely empty speech with lots of functors but lack of substantive nouns and verbs may be a symptom of aphasia. Reading and writing is also impaired as well. ...Read more

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How can I communicate with people with wernicke's aphasia?

How can I communicate with people with wernicke's aphasia?

You seem to be doing: Fine. Are you speaking about someone else with Aphasia?
Posterior aphasias are much harder to treat than anterior aphasias. Sometimes some reading and writing skills are preserved. The problem of not recognizing ones ability to get their ideas across often frustrates people. Be patient. With time hopefully the Wernike's will improve to transcortical sensory aphasia and eventually anomic aphasia. ...Read more

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Acquired childhood aphasia diffeneshan tipes couses assesment?

Loss of receptive &: Expressive language in children ~ age 3-10. Different than regressive autism, landau-kleffner syndrome has a continuous epileptic pattern on eeg in slow-wave sleep. 80% have clinical seizures, also behavior problems & inattention. Assessed by ped. Neurologists, ped. Neuropsychologists, & speech/language pathologists. Cause unknown. Treatment: anti-epileptic meds. Other types of aca exist. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have broca's aphasia? How can you support someone with it?

Broca aphasia: Broca aphasia is a stroke affecting the speech area. The patient can understand you but is not normally able to form speech or a sentence - with aggressive speech therapy there can be significant improvement ...Read more

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