Aphasia

Aphasia is the symptom of difficulty with comprehension of language. People with aphasia have difficulty understanding either written or spoken language. Dysphasia is a very similar issue. Similar symptoms include dyslexia (reading difficulty) or agraphia (writing difficulty). True cases of aphasia are severe and debilitating. The cause tends to be ...

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Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language production or processing. It may occur suddenly or progressively, depending on the type and location of brain tissue involved. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking ...1

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Causes

There are various types of aphasia with different causes:

Brain Disorders: The cause of aphasia is often a brain dysfunction:

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Causes of Aphasia

What causes aphasia? Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. For most people, these areas are on the left side of the brain. Aphasia is caused by damage to ...2

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Diagnosis of Aphasia

How is aphasia diagnosed? Aphasia is usually first recognized by the physician who treats the person for his or her brain injury. Most individuals will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan to confirm the presence ...3

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Causes List for Aphasia

Possible causes of Aphasia (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Aphasia

People with Wernicke’s aphasia may speak in long strings of real or nonsense words. They typically have trouble understanding language. Those with Broca’s aphasia may understand speech and know what they want to say, but they often speak ...5

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Treatments for Aphasia

How is aphasia treated? Following a brain injury, tremendous changes occur in the brain, which help it to recover. As a result, people with aphasia often see dramatic improvements in their language and communication abilities in the first few months ...6

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Prevention of Aphasia

Preventing aphasia One way to prevent aphasia is to lower your chance of a stroke by improving your cardiovascular health. Another is to protect your head from injury, such as by wearing a helmet when you ride a bike. Source ...7

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ aphasia/ aphasia.htm
  2. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ aphasia
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jul2016/ capsule2
  6. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ aphasia
  7. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring17/ articles/ spring17pg9-10.html

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