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The Rock & Roll Shrink Ep. 134 - The Words All Come Out Wrong (Aphasia/Anomia)

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The Rock & Roll Shrink Radio Show: Ep. 134 - The Words All Come Out Wrong (Aphasia & Anomia and Bruce Willis)

About 180,000 Americans are diagnosed with aphasia each year, but it took a movie star to bring the condition into the spotlight.

In April of 2022, the family of actor Bruce Willis (who’d just turned 67) recently announced that he would be stepping away from acting following an aphasia diagnosis – a language disorder caused by damage to the areas of the brain responsible for expression and comprehension, which can affect a person’s ability to speak, listen, read, and write.

Tonight, we will discuss:

  1. What are Aphasia and Anomia? A Brief History & Explanation
  2. Mental Health Aspects
  3. Therapy, Counterpoints and Critiques
  4. Conclusions, Closing Remarks, & Final Suggestions

We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.

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