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Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

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


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Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. Felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. Felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon to ask ...Read more

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

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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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 brocas aphasia, and wernicke's aphasia?

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 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 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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A sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, s amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, is this problematic? Am I unhealthy?

A sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, s amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, is this problematic? Am I unhealthy?

Some of these: Conditions are relatively minor ; others are more serious. Do you want to be healthier? I would encourage you to work with your doctor using a team approach to address they medical problems. Take care. ...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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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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Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Different: Aphasia involves more than just written language, and is a term used more with the inability to express things, although the definition includes comprehension as well. Difficulties could be with spoken or written communication and are due to some type of brain injury. Dyslexia is a disorder of comprehension of written things, and does not imply an injury. ...Read more

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What can help improve anomic aphasia?

Speech therapy: Working with a skillful speech therapist may be extremely helpful. On occasion adding the drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may provide better speech recovery faster. ...Read more

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Had stroke. What type of aphasia is this?

There are few: Expressive aphasia (broca's) inability to produce language; receptive aphasia - unable to speak meaningful words (some people can do both expressive and receptive aphasia); global aphasia - unable to communicate completely

you would need to clarify with neurologist or speecn therapist about specific type of aphasia. ...Read more

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Why is aphasia severely affected by the heat?

Why is aphasia severely affected by the heat?

If the aphasia: Is due to MS it can be worsened with extremes of heat. In a hot environment blood is re-routed to the body surface to help dissipate heat. Sometimes this will result in less blood flow to other organs as there is a fixed amount of blood in the body at any time. Less blood going to an already taxed language are of the brain. ...Read more

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How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

Hard to say: It depends on the size, location, and severity of the stroke to tell how long the aphasia will last.
I know this is vague, but your local neurologist should be able to tell you this answer as he evaluates your loved one with stroke. ...Read more

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What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

Aphasia: Aphasia is an inability to use language, either receptively, i.e. Understand spoken language, or expressively, i.e. Speak meaningful language. See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/aphasia. Html

dyslexia is a learning disorder, and comes in a number of varieties, e.g. Visual for written language, auditory for spoken, etc. See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders. Html. ...Read more

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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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Is there a form of aphasia in which we lose the ability to think?

Is there a form of aphasia in which we lose the ability to think?

May be: Aphasia refers to problem in language, including speech output as well as understanding speech. Both involves thinking. It all depends on type of aphasia and which area of brain is involved. ...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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What type of aphasia affects the ability to take jokes figuratively?

Metaphor: Aphasia is defined by language properties: http://www. Tandfonline. Com/doi/abs/10.1080/10926488.2001.9678900. Understanding figurative terms is in psycholinguistics: http://www. Tandfonline. Com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327868ms1101_1. Another way is to look at language versus linguistics: http://www. Nsf. Gov/news/special_reports/linguistics/intro. Jsp. Or define metaphor: http://www. Qualitative-research. ...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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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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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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Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read more

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Is aphasia notieceable to a neurolgoist or speech therapist? Even in the earliest stages?

Yes: If an appropriate speech evaluation is completed, and there is a true expressive or receptive aphasia, even a mild dysnomia, this should be readily discerned. ...Read more

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What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

Lack vs garbled: Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate. Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke. ...Read more

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