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Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Yes: The inability to understand or use language, the definition of aphasia, has wide implications. And some of the causes may be helped with very early intervention. Get to an er now! ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of 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

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What exactly does it feel like to have broca's aphasia?

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'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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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