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Apraxia: Introduction

Apraxia: Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned (familiar) movements, despite having the desire ... more about Apraxia.

Apraxia: A neurological disorder where the sufferer is unable to perform familiar actions such as tying shoelaces even though they understand the action required. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Apraxia is available below.

Symptoms of Apraxia

  • Poor coordination
  • Inability to perform skill action
  • Inability to perform purposeful action
  • Discoordination between ideation and motor pattern
  • Inability to assemble objects
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Apraxia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Apraxia?

Apraxia: Related Patient Stories

Types of Apraxia

  • Limb-kinetic aphasia - loss of fine movements
  • Ideomotor aphasia - loss of motor control
  • Ideational aphasia - loss of planning ability for movements.
  • Buccofacial aphasia (facial-oral aphasia) - loss of facial movement control; most common form.
  • Verbal aphasia - loss of control over speech and mouth movement.
  • more types...»

Causes of Apraxia

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Disease Topics Related To Apraxia

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Apraxia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Apraxia

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 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, 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 »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were 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, but more »

Apraxia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Apraxia: Rare Types

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Apraxia: Animations

Prognosis for Apraxia

Prognosis for Apraxia: The prognosis for individuals with apraxia varies, With therapy, some patients improve significantly, while others may show very little improvement. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Apraxia Information Page: NINDS)

Research about Apraxia

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Clinical Trials for Apraxia

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Statistics for Apraxia

Apraxia: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Apraxia

Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned (familiar) movements, despite having the desire and the physical ability to perform the movements. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Apraxia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Apraxia:

A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inability to make purposeful movements - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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


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