Communications, verbal expression, and comprehension in particular may be our most significant adaptive skill. We use it to exchange information with the world, to signal ourselves during problem solving, and to encode memories. Loss of communication ability is a common after-effect of brain damage, i.e., difficulties in understanding others and expressing oneself verbally. Aphasia often improves over time, being most common immediately posttrauma with severe brain damage (Levin, 1981; Sarno, 1981b). Loss of ability to communicate may vary with the mode of expression, e.g., writing or vocalizing.
KeywordsDepression Dementia Coherence Resis Tempo
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