Head Injury Case Study

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Patient A’s symptoms display impaired speech abilities due to brain damage. The patient suffered a head injury 30 years ago that resulted in post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) and residual right-sided hemiparesis that lasted for two weeks, but ultimately had no lasting effect upon his mobility. PTA is a state of confusion that occurs immediately following a brain injury and right-sided hemiparesis involves injury to the left side of the brain, which controls language and speaking [1]. Due to his head injury, he developed surface dyslexia consistent with hemiparesis affecting his left temporal lobe [1]. Five years ago the patient began experiencing seizures that were well-controlled by phenobarbital, recently he neglected to take his medication and

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