Prosopagnosia

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What is Prosopagnosia?

Agnosia is a general term for a loss of ability to recognize objects, people, sounds, shapes, or smells; that is, the inability to attach appropriate meaning to objective sense-data. Prosopagnosia (face blindness) is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired.

What is it like to have Prosopagnosia?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Prosopagnosia and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic, Duragesic-100, Duragesic-12) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
2

Data from patients with Prosopagnosia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments for Prosopagnosia

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Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic, Duragesic-100, Duragesic-12) 7 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Itchy feet Itchy hands
How many evaluations
2

Data from patients with Prosopagnosia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Prosopagnosia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 1
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

75% Females
25% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from Prosopagnosia patients who have completed their condition history
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