Aphasia - FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor treats aphasia?

A neurophysician or neuropsychologist treats aphasia often with a speech therapist or speech pathologist.

2. Is there any cure for aphasia?

Some patients with aphasia recover completely, especially when those with treatable causes. For example, a patient with tumor of the brain may recover when the tumor is removed; a patient with head trauma may improve if the clotted blood is removed surgically. Patients with aphasia caused by degenerative conditions of the brain may not recover completely but could benefit from speech therapy.

3. Are there any drugs to cure aphasia?

There are no specific drugs to treat aphasia though associated conditions, for example, Alzheimer’s disease, may be controlled with the help of some drugs.

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