Dysphasia

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What is dysphasia?

Dysphasia is a speech disorder in which there is impairment of the power of expression by speech, writing, or signs, or impairment of the power of comprehension of spoken or written language. More severe forms of dysphasia are called aphasia.

Common symptoms reported by people with dysphasia

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with dysphasia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
dysphasia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with dysphasia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dysphasia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive impairment kidney disease
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for dysphasia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization vaginal pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
dysphasia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dysphasia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has dysphasia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 5
30s 5
40s 21
50s 23
60s 10
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

69% Female
31% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 38
Not Diagnosed 3

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