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Causes Of Expressive Aphasia
Perhaps: At your age, if you suffer migraine, an aura might cause full-blown transient aphasia. Insufficient blood flow associated with stroke issues could also cause transient speech problems. Stress often affects our speech, and depression often blunts communication. Just to be safe, check with your usual doctor to pin down. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aphais: This would be extremely unusual for mold to cause both speech and swallowing difficulty - if this has occurred would suggest you see a neurologist. ...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
My Grandmother, 85, recently experienced a TIA L T Lobe. She was hospitalized extensively. From A neuropsychiatric purview, could Namenda help with her aphasia, depression, and thought disorder caused by this - I know it slows it down. Aphasia?
What causes aphasia? Can mild concussions cause it? Worried because I have trouble finding words sometimes. Had a good CT scan though.
Word trouble: Need a gp evaluation. But start with an OT evaluation of your higher functions. Trouble finding words can be entirely normal due to stress; fatigue or vitamin deficiency. to eclude any brain lesion despite a normal CT- the occupational therpaists may expose you to a barrage of tests which may advise if you're in the normal or affected ranges. This will guid ethe GP with your further care ...Read more
Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?
Can zyprexa invega geodon or other antipsychotics and antidepressants cause aphasia and other speech difficulties/disorders? I have trouble now.
Aphasia: Yes this could be a side effect of these antipsychotics I would suggest you see your psychiatrist and explain the side effects that you are having ...Read more
Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation. There is also an electrochemical component in the brain. As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech. Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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