Alien hand syndrome
Alien hand syndrome: Introduction
Alien hand syndrome: A condition where a person seems to have no sense of association with their own hand. They feel that the hand is not under their control and moves on its own. Sometimes the patient may be unaware of the hands movements unless it is brought to their attention. The condition can result from a brain injury, stroke or infection or from brain surgery.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Alien hand syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Alien hand syndrome
- Lack of awareness of arm movement or actions
- Lack of control over arm movement
- Inability to feel control over hands movements
- more symptoms...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Alien hand syndrome?
Causes of Alien hand syndrome
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Alien hand syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Alien hand syndrome
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or ...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults....read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked....read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See symptoms...read more »
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Alien hand syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Alien hand syndrome
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Alien hand syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Alien hand syndrome
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Alien hand syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Alien hand syndrome
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