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word finding

A term that encompasses a range of clinical phenomena which may be caused by distinct pathophysiological processes. While word-finding difficulty may occur in various conditions, when it presents as a primary or isolated symptom it is often a harbinger of degenerative neurologic disease and progressive aphasia.
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Finally, in Stage IV, dementia, word-finding difficulty and aggression were all experienced.
Symptoms such as word-finding difficulty, getting lost, reasoning or judgment lapses, lack of insight, affective disorders (especially if uncharacteristic of the patient's personality), and abnormal behavior patterns all contribute to earlier diagnosis.
Although her catatonic symptoms resolve with ECT, she shows word-finding difficulty. How would you proceed?
Patients also reported word-finding difficulty, headaches, dizziness, hives, sweating, increased blood pressure, and dizziness.
A word-finding difficulty is a disruption of this mental activity (German, 2001).