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Inability To Recognize Sounds (Overview)

Inability to recognize sounds is a clinical finding in which a person cannot recognize sounds that they likely previously knew. This can occur with strokes or other causes of brain damage.


Inability To Recognize Sounds (Overview)

Inability to recognize sounds is a clinical finding in which a person cannot recognize sounds that they likely previously knew. This can occur with strokes or other causes of brain damage.


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Is the inability to focus on sounds a possible symptom of autism?

Is the inability to focus on sounds a possible symptom of autism?

Could be?: Persons with autism spectrum disorder often have hypersensitivity to loud noises. They can have other sensory problems that could also cause hypo-sensitivity to noises. This child should have their hearing checked by a qualified audiologist. If hearing is normal, sensory issues can often be helped by a qualified pediatric occupational therapist. ...Read more

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What could cause disorganized, scrambled thought process inability to focus?

Many things: Is this a chronic or recent issue? This could be due to attention deficit disorder but also due to schizophrenia-like conditions or being manic. It could be caused by drugs (caffeine, amphetamines, lsd, ketamine, various pharmaceuticals). Could be related to aluminum, mercury, lead or other metals & environmental toxins or due to lyme disease, viral meningitis etc. See a good dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes shoulders to sound crunchy when rotating backward? Moderate discomfort too.

What causes shoulders to sound crunchy when rotating backward?  Moderate discomfort too.

Mostly shoulder: Crepitus or crunching sounds or sensations in the shoulder can be arthritis in the ac joint, bursitis in the subacromial or sub scapular area or arthritis in the true shoulder joint. Since its uncomfortable, it would be worthwhile to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can autonomic dysfunction cause difficulty with concentration an inability to think clearly?If so, why?

Can autonomic dysfunction cause difficulty with concentration an inability to think clearly?If so, why?

Autonomic dysfunct: Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system is known as dysautonomia. The system regulates unconscious body functions, including heart rate, blood pressure, temperature regulation, GI secretion, and responses to stress such as the "fight or flight" syndrome. As regulating these functions involves various and multiple organ systems, dysfunctions involves various and multiple disorders. Read. ...Read more

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Is it common to be unable to accept love?

Is it common to be unable to accept love?

Love: It is not as uncommon as you might think. People who are self critical often have difficulty accepting that someone else may think better of them than they think of themselves. You can learn to accept love, consult with a mental health professional who is experienced in the areas of intimacy and relationships. Best. ...Read more

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Do you find that asthmatics or people with chronic pain tend to cry more easily? I would rather express myself verbally. It's frustrating to cry.

Do you find that asthmatics or people with chronic pain tend to cry more easily? I would rather express myself verbally. It's frustrating to cry.

Indirectly possible: But since depression may be associated with lung disease, this would be the cause for crying and lower pain threshold not directly related to the disease process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in which genetic disorder a person is unable to speak, move ?

Can you tell me in which genetic disorder a person is unable to speak, move ?

Need more details: There are many genetic disorders characterized by lack of speech and sometimes with hypotonia or muscle weakness. Many can present at various times of life. Many fall in the family of "storage disorders" where the lack of an enzyme causes substances to accumulate often in the brain resulting in neurological complications. ...Read more

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Sudden inability to concentrate, what do you suggest?

Sudden inability to concentrate, what do you suggest?

Need Detective Work!: This sounds very unsettling! as you describe this as sudden, i'd urge u 2 seek out medical care right away 4 a workup so u can get 2 the bottom of this! the doc may refer u 2 medical specialist 4 other workups. After workup(s), if ur medical docs uncover no physical reasons 4 what you're experiencing, it would make sense 2 consult w/ a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist 4 further detective work. ...Read more

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Weakness, inability to concentrate, could it be a stroke?

Weakness, inability to concentrate, could it be a stroke?

Possible: If it's weakness that develops quickly, and is only on one side, yes it could be a stroke and it needs immediate medical evaluation. The "inability to concentrate" is harder to define. Could be from many things -- from intoxication with something, to a metabolic problem, to depression, to adhd, and many more. If it developed suddenly along with one-sided weakness, please get to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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How do I learn to describe my concerns and feelings to a therapist? I struggle to find the right words to describe mental feelings.

How do I learn to describe my concerns and feelings to a therapist? I struggle to find the right words to describe mental feelings.

Practice, keep it up: You mentioned some feelings in your question here. You note "hopelessness" "depression" & "emptiness". These are all feelings, so it sounds like you're doing better than you think! The more you try to describe your feelings, typically the better you get at it, too. You don't need to name a feeling in one word. You can use an analogy, a picture, a song, or relate a story. Keep it up! It can help!! ...Read more

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Had ultra-sound been used in cancer treatments?

Had ultra-sound been used in cancer treatments?

Limited therapy: One of latest treatments to show promise in treating prostate and other cancers is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).This involves use of high frequency sound waves specifically targeted at cancer cells.HIFU will not pass through bone or air, meaning it will not be effective against some forms of cancer.HIFU only appears to be effective against single tumors and not widespread disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inability to recognize objects?

What is the definition or description of: Inability to recognize objects?

Visual agnosia: Agnosia is a broad term for problems with sensory perception. It can include visual agnosia, some types of which can result in problems recognizing normally familiar objects. See a comprehensive discussion here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnosia ...Read more

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Can there be an abnormality that makes a person unable to feel love?

Can there be an abnormality that makes a person unable to feel love?

I know several: Nobody knows exactly what autism or or what the inner world is like, but these people tend not to be responsive to others and this is perhaps the toughest thing for a parent. In depression, the inability to feel the normal good emotions frustrates both patient and those who care. Sociopaths report being unable to conceive of love apart from sexuality or personal gain. There may be others. ...Read more

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Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack appetite, due to inability to swallow food?

Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack appetite, due to  inability to swallow food?

Late stages: The late stages of parkinson's disease may lead to difficulty coordinating a swallow and an inability to safely swallow food. ...Read more

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Which strokes make the afflicted unable to speak?

Which strokes make the afflicted unable to speak?

Broca's area: Strokes that affect the language center (broca's area) usually in the left side of the brain result in speech disturbance and often weakness or paralysis of the right arm and leg. This can be due to impaired circulation due to hardening of the arteries or hemorrhage due to hypertension. In left handed patients the anatomy is reversed and the speech center may be on the right side of the brain. ...Read more

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