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Gerstmann's Syndrome

Gerstmann's Syndrome: Introduction

Gerstmann's Syndrome: Gerstmann's syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by four primary symptoms: a writing disability (agraphia or dysgraphia), a lack of ... more about Gerstmann's Syndrome.

Gerstmann's Syndrome: Brain defect causing various cognitive problems. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gerstmann's Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Gerstmann's Syndrome

Treatments for Gerstmann's Syndrome

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Gerstmann's Syndrome?

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Types of Gerstmann's Syndrome

  • Developmental Gerstmann's syndrome - very rare infantile form.
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Causes of Gerstmann's Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Gerstmann's Syndrome

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Gerstmann's Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Gerstmann's 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 was initially misdiagnosed as a " 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 Alzheimer' 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 concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the 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. Some adults can 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 which more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care 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 a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis 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 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 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 more »

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

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

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Gerstmann's Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Gerstmann's Syndrome

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Prognosis for Gerstmann's Syndrome

Prognosis for Gerstmann's Syndrome: In adults, many of the symptoms diminish over time. Although it has been suggested that in children symptoms may diminish over time, it appears likely that most children probably do not overcome their deficits, but learn to adjust to them. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Gerstmann's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Gerstmann's Syndrome

Gerstmann's syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by four primary symptoms: a writing disability (agraphia or dysgraphia), a lack of understanding of the rules for calculation or arithmetic (acalculia or dyscalculia), an inability to distinguish right from left, and an inability to identify fingers (finger agnosia). The disorder should not be confused with Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Gerstmann's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)


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