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How long does it usually take for aphasia to recover?

How long does it usually take for aphasia to recover?

Variable: I have seen aphasia recover in days or up to one year. Speech therapy is extremely helpful for patients with aphasia. Recovery is not always possible. ...Read more

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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How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

This depends on: the structures damaged, the extent to which the individual is left or right handed, the rehab potential at the time of the stroke to some extent, the type of aphasia and clinical course in the first few months. Those with posterior aphasia tend to have coprehension problems that will persist if they do not improve to anomic aphasia within a few months. Those with anterior aphasia do better. ...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 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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If a doctor says you have aphasia can you ever recover?

Aphasia: The answer to your questions depends on the cause. Why do you have aphasia? Where did it come from? What needs to be done to prevent more damage? Some forms of aphasia are recoverable, some are not. I suggest you consult a neurologist to help answer these questions for you, specifically. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

No time : You should see a dr. Right away. Aphasia can be a sign of more serious things which may respond to treatment. If you wait, you may be in a situation whereby your condition becomes worse or you may increase the chances it could be irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

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7 years ago I had an episode diagnosis as a complicated migraine (aphasia, right side numb, holes in vision). No episodes since then. Is it safe for me to take low dose oral contraceptives? I've been told yes and no.

7 years ago I had an episode diagnosis as a complicated migraine (aphasia, right side numb, holes in vision).  No episodes since then.  Is it safe for me to take low dose oral contraceptives? I've been told yes and no.

OCP's and migraines: There are various contraindications to using estrogen-containing birth control methods due to the risk of blood clots. One includes migraine with aura. While there is no consensus in the guidelines regarding whether estrogen-containing contraception is contraindicated, many suggest using a progestin-only method or barrier contraception. You can discuss your options with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What is aphasia?

Speaking trouble: Aphasia is a generic inability to properly speak. There are 3 basic types: 1. Receptive: can't understand speech. 2. Expressive: can't produce speech (can't speak). 3. Conductive: a mix of inability to speak and/or understand speech. ...Read more

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What is aphasia?

What is aphasia?

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 more

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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

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What is 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

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