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Agnosia: Introduction

Agnosia: Agnosia is a rare disorder characterized by an inability to recognize and identify objects or persons despite having knowledge of the characteristics of the ... more about Agnosia.

Agnosia: Agnosia is a loss of ability to recognize objects, persons, sounds, shapes, or smells while the specific sense is not defective nor is there any significant memory loss. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Agnosia is available below.

Symptoms of Agnosia

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Agnosia?

Causes of Agnosia

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Disease Topics Related To Agnosia

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Agnosia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Agnosia

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 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 more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild 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. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be 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 be diagnosed or have 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. See misdiagnosis of depression or more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders ( more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

Agnosia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Agnosia

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Agnosia: Rare Types

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Agnosia: Animations

Prognosis for Agnosia

Prognosis for Agnosia: Agnosia can compromise quality of life. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Agnosia Information Page: NINDS)

Statistics for Agnosia

Agnosia: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Agnosia

Agnosia is a rare disorder characterized by an inability to recognize and identify objects or persons despite having knowledge of the characteristics of the objects or persons. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Agnosia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Agnosia:

Inability to recognize objects by use of the senses - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Agnosia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Agnosia, or a subtype of Agnosia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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