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Aphasia

Aphasia: Introduction

Aphasia: Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder ... more about Aphasia.

Aphasia: Language difficulty usually from brain damage or stroke. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aphasia is available below.

Symptoms of Aphasia

Treatments for Aphasia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Aphasia?

Aphasia: Related Patient Stories

Aphasia: Deaths

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Types of Aphasia

  • Expressive aphasia - knowing what meaning to say but not being able to say it with words.
  • Receptive aphasia - difficulty understanding words (spoken or written)
  • Amnesia aphasia - (anomic aphasia) difficulty using the correct names for things
  • Global aphasia - almost total loss of verbal or written language ability
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Causes of Aphasia

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Disease Topics Related To Aphasia

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Aphasia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Aphasia

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Aphasia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Aphasia: Rare Types

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Aphasia: Animations

Prognosis for Aphasia

Prognosis for Aphasia: The outcome of aphasia is difficult to predict given the wide range of variability of the condition. Generally, people who are younger or have less extensive brain damage fare better. The location of the injury is also important and is another clue to prognosis. In general, patients tend to recover skills in language comprehension more completely than those skills involving expression. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aphasia Information Page: NINDS)

Research about Aphasia

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Clinical Trials for Aphasia

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Aphasia

Aphasia: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Aphasia

Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing. Aphasia is not a disease, but a symptom of brain damage. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aphasia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Aphasia:

Loss of ability to communicate verbally, whether by speech or reading-writing, due to organic brain dysfunction. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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