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Dysphasia vs aphasia?

Dysphasia vs aphasia?

As below: Dysphasia means trouble in swallowing, aphasia means trouble in language. ...Read more

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Dr. Dwight Romriell
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Difficulty Understanding Speech (Definition)

Dysphasia is a communication disorder in which there is trouble expressing language or comprehending language, often due to strokes, ...Read more


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What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?

What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?

Partial vs. complete: aphasia refers to a complete inability to communicate due to brain injury, while dysphasia refers to a partial to complete inability. Both terms are used interchangeably. It could be due to any type of injury, from stroke to brain injury, to brain tumor. Usually involving the left side of the brain. ...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 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 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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What's anomic aphasia from?

Difficulty naming: Anomic aphasia is a language difficulty where the main deficit is naming. It occurs in people with brain problems most commonly stroke. ...Read more

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What is dysphasia of the cervix?

What is dysphasia of the cervix?

Cervix: Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition in which abnormal cell growth occurs on the surface lining of the cervix, the opening between the uterus and the vagina. It is also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Your doctor may simply repeat the pap smear in 4-6 months or depending on the degree of abnormal cell growth, schedule further studies ...Read more

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What is dysphasia of the brain?

What is dysphasia of the brain?

Dysphasia: Dysphasia refers to the neurological symptom, usually after a stroke in which the left hemisphere (the speech center) has been damaged and results in a difficulty either understanding or speaking language. There are various types: in some, the patient may not be able to make sense of what he hears, but can talk; in others, the patient understands, but can't find the words to say what s/he means. ...Read more

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How do those with dysphasia talk?

How do those with dysphasia talk?

It depends: Those with dysphasia (also called aphasia) can have various problems with speaking depending on the area of the brain affected since different parts of the brain control different language functions. Speech therapy helps people improve. This term is often confused with dysphagia (swallowing problem). ...Read more

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Does aphasia from a concussion go away?

See below: A concussion causes loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or combination, but persistent aphasia is due to traumatic brain injury associated with the head trauma and needs further investigation. Healing may occur over 18-24 months, but would not wait to discover outcome. See a neurologist. ...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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Information on agnosia and aphasia services?

Sensations VS speech: Aphasia is the inability to process language. The impairment can be in inability to talk, to understand, to name objects, to write, to read, to repeat, or to do all these tasks. The lesion in the brain is usually in the dominant hemisphere. Agnosia is related to aphasia but has to do with inability to recognize sensory impulses as perceived by the senses (inability to recognize, odors, sounds). ...Read more

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Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

Not usually: Alcohol addiction and withdrawal can lead to wernicke's aphasia which is usually characterized by lack of comprehension and fabulations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dementia and aphasia?

Ability vs Memory: Aphasia is a problem specifically of language. It is usually caused by damage to specific areas of the brain. The person may be able to understand others and know what they want to say, but are unable to form the words (expressive aphasia) Dementia is primarily a problem of memory. A person may forget a second language or be unable to remember the names for specific objects. ...Read more

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What is the facial appearance like in people with broca's aphasia?

Brocas Aphasia: It depends on whether a stroke involved nerves to the face and eyes. An isolated brocas aphasia from injury to a part of the frontal lobe may produce no facial symptoms and only the inability to produce fluent speech. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has hip dysphasia can she carry a baby?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has hip dysphasia can she carry a baby?

Yes: The hip problem should not affect her ability to conceive a healthy child. The added weight may worsen the pain from her hip. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia ?

Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia ?

Repetition: With transcortical sensory aphasia the ability to repeat is spared. Comprehension is affected. Lots of connecting words are produced. Few substantive words. Repetition, however, is intact. With conductive aphasia comprehension and speech output are intact but one cannot repeat words or sentences. Conductive aphasia is quite rare. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairments and aphasia be symptoms of migraines or is it another issue to look into?

Can cognitive impairments and aphasia be symptoms of migraines or is it another issue to look into?

Depends on timing: Confusion and difficulty speaking can be part of a migraine aura, and are often a component of a complicated migraine. If these symptoms persist between migraines, however, they may represent another process. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Definition)

Aphasia is defined as inability to communicate. Literally loss of language. There are many forms or manifestations ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of ...Read more