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Can Someone With Aphasia Still Be Able To Understand Math
Terminology?: There is no such term as "auditory aphasia." receptive aphasia means the inability to understand speech despite normal hearing. Auditory agnosia, a much rarer condition, means the inability to identify sounds conceptually despite normal hearing, e.g., inability to identify a sound as a cough. Amusia refers to cognitive deficits specifically involving music, especially pitch discrimination. ...Read more
Can a person experience temporary aphasia, like inability to understand words, for several months because of extreme stress?
Reactions to stress: Stress does cause difficulties with communication, and indeed, might make it difficult to concentrate or listen. Unlikely, based on your description, you have any true form of aphasia. Not knowing more, I would generically recommend a visit to a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?
Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo. ...Read more
I am a sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, etcetera. am I still healthy?
Nope: Join the rest of us. Not sure what APD and etcetera are, though they sound less than delightful. Be sure and stay sober if you have wernicke's! ...Read more
I'm suffering of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, etcetera. Am i still healthy?
Depends: As none of these conditions are life threatening or leave you unable to function at least somewhat in most daily activities - perhaps w/ errors and needing some aid or assistance - it could be said that you are healthy COMPARED to others. But your list is long and serious enough that you do suffer some and feel particularly bad at times. Things are relative. Take care of yourself and find support. ...Read more
Got aphasia (could not understand) today, was a bit disoriented. Last week made up a word that does not exist. Worried its MS. Numb fingers.causes?
Many r possible: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. While it is true MS is one of them, it would be more convincing as MS if the symptoms lasted longer than 24 hours at a time. If not, that is less likely. If your symptoms were brief and your exam is normal, it may be nothing serious. Get a thorough neurological history and exam to help find out. ...Read more
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