asymbolia


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a·sym·bo·li·a

(ā-sim-bō'lē-ă),
A form of aphasia in which the significance of signs and symbols is not appreciated. Synonym(s): sight blindness
[G. a- priv. + symbolon, an outward sign]

a·sym·bo·li·a

(ā-sim-bō'lē-ă)
A form of aphasia in which the significance of signs and symbols is not appreciated.
Synonym(s): asemasia, asemia.
[G. a- priv. + symbolon, an outward sign]

asymbolia

(a?sim-bo'le-a) [ ¹an- + symbolon, a token, sign + -ia]
Inability to comprehend words, gestures, or any type of symbol. Synonym: asemia See: aphasia

pain asymbolia

A rare neurological condition in which a person experiences pain, does not find it troubling, but is indifferent to it.

asymbolia

A form of APHASIA in which there is inability to interpret or use symbols such as words, gestures, numbers, diagrams, musical notation or any form of writing. See APHASIA.
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Making use of Julia Kristeva's concept of narcissistic melancholy, (4) I read The Memory Keeper's Daughter as an attempt to represent 'the real that does not lend itself to signification' (13), showing how it represents grief as a turning away from the realm of signs, a disintegration of bonds, and a retreat into asymbolia.
The retreat into asymbolia is therefore a form of mourning for the lost maternal object.
Among the acquired disorders are included the pain asymbolia, painful hemiagnosia, and analgotimia.
I shall call melancholia the institutional symptomatology of inhibition and asymbolia that becomes established now and then or chronically in a person, alternating more often than not with the so-called manic phase of exaltation.