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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Definition)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a ...Read more


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Can someone with language impairment/aphasia still be able to do math?

Can someone with language impairment/aphasia still be able to do math?

Possibly: There are various forms of language impairments that victims of stroke or brain injury can have. Specific injuries may not be located in the parts of the brain necssary for math. ...Read more

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Can people who developed auditory aphasia still appreciate music?

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

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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 more

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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

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I am a sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, etcetera. am I still healthy?

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

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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

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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?

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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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

Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Loss of speech is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to speak properly, either in making words or in making sense. Loss of speech can be due to brain ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Speech Deficits (Definition)

Speech deficits or aphasias can be due to brain injury or lack of oxygen supply to a particular area of the brain. This is different from a developmental ...Read more