Dysphasia is a language disorder associated with brain damage. It can occur when a head injury or stroke damages parts of the brain. People with this condition have difficulty speaking and putting their thoughts into words. The condition may also affect a person's ability to read and write. There are several types of dysphasia.
Stroke is the most common cause of dysphasia. When you have a stroke, parts of your brain are damaged, sometimes including those associated with language. Infections, head injuries, and tumors can cause dysphasia, as well. The condition can also result in temporary brain damage, which means most people who develop dysphasia after an accident are able to regain regular function.
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