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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Aphasia

"lost for words" is general meaning.
Could relate to some neurologic problems or medications. There are several types of aphasia. Best resource is neurologist who can diagnose types.

In brief: Aphasia

"lost for words" is general meaning.
Could relate to some neurologic problems or medications. There are several types of aphasia. Best resource is neurologist who can diagnose types.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Traditionally

Aphasia refers to the loss of language function due to brain injury or disease.
There are many types of Aphasia, all have in common dysnomia (impaired ability to name things) Posterior aphasias (Transcortical Sensory and Wernike's) produces fluent speech that lacks nouns and verbs with lost ability to comprehend. Brochas and Transortical motor speech affect output- non-fluent sparse speech.

In brief: Traditionally

Aphasia refers to the loss of language function due to brain injury or disease.
There are many types of Aphasia, all have in common dysnomia (impaired ability to name things) Posterior aphasias (Transcortical Sensory and Wernike's) produces fluent speech that lacks nouns and verbs with lost ability to comprehend. Brochas and Transortical motor speech affect output- non-fluent sparse speech.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Dr. Eric Weisman
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