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Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

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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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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Best way way to treat aphasia?

Best way way to treat aphasia?

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

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What research is out on aphasia?

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

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

Receptive aphasia: There are no real exercises but a consultation with a speech therapist might be helpful here - usually it is just time and seeing where the patient ends up after the stroke or whatever caused the receptive aphasia ...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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Acquired childhood aphasia diffeneshan tipes couses assesment?

Loss of receptive &: Expressive language in children ~ age 3-10. Different than regressive autism, landau-kleffner syndrome has a continuous epileptic pattern on eeg in slow-wave sleep. 80% have clinical seizures, also behavior problems & inattention.Assessed by ped. Neurologists, ped. Neuropsychologists, & speech/language pathologists. Cause unknown. Treatment: anti-epileptic meds. Other types of aca exist. ...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

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