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What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Partial vs. complete
aphasia refers to a complete inability to communicate due to brain injury, while dysphasia refers to a partial to complete inability.
Both terms are used interchangeably. It could be due to any type of injury, from stroke to brain injury, to brain tumor. Usually involving the left side of the brain.

In brief: Partial vs. complete
aphasia refers to a complete inability to communicate due to brain injury, while dysphasia refers to a partial to complete inability.
Both terms are used interchangeably. It could be due to any type of injury, from stroke to brain injury, to brain tumor. Usually involving the left side of the brain.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Different
By definition, dysphasia is difficulty speaking or problems with the speech.
Dys = bad, phas = speech. Aphasia means inability to speak (either expressive or receptive). A = no, none.

In brief: Different
By definition, dysphasia is difficulty speaking or problems with the speech.
Dys = bad, phas = speech. Aphasia means inability to speak (either expressive or receptive). A = no, none.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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