Foreign accent syndrome

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What is foreign accent syndrome?

Foreign accent syndrome is a disorder classified as a change of speech causing a person to sound as if they are speaking with a foreign accent. It is most often related to brain damage caused by trauma or a related condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with foreign accent syndrome

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

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Treatments taken by people with foreign accent syndrome

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Compare treatments taken by people with foreign accent syndrome

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Who has foreign accent syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from foreign accent syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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