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Anosognosia: A condition where a person suffering who is suffering from a disability resulting from a brain injury but is in denial of the fact that they are indeed suffering from a disability. For example a person who has become blind after a brain injury may still firmly believe that they can see. Schizophrenics may refuse treatment because they refuse to acknowledge that there is something wrong with them. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Anosognosia is available below.
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