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English translation: anosognosia

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16:19 Aug 14, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care / further answers to survey on effects and use of antipsychotic drugs
French term or phrase: anosognosie
This means lack of awareness or denial of the existence of their handicap after brain injury. Would an English psychiatrist say 'anosognosia', or explain it, as above?
mportal
Local time: 01:26
English translation:anosognosia
Explanation:
inability to recognize loss of function,disease or defect in a part of one's own body

Reference Reallex Med


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Note added at 7 mins (2006-08-14 16:27:19 GMT)
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Anosognosia is a condition in which a person who suffers disability due to brain injury, seems unaware of or denies the existence of their handicap. This may include unawareness of quite dramatic impairments, such as blindness or paralysis. It was first named by neurologist Joseph Babinski in 1914, although relatively little has been discovered about the cause of the condition since its initial identification. The word comes from the Greek words "nosos" disease and "gnosis" knowledge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anosognosia

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Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 02:26
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anosognosia


Explanation:
inability to recognize loss of function,disease or defect in a part of one's own body

Reference Reallex Med


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Note added at 7 mins (2006-08-14 16:27:19 GMT)
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Anosognosia is a condition in which a person who suffers disability due to brain injury, seems unaware of or denies the existence of their handicap. This may include unawareness of quite dramatic impairments, such as blindness or paralysis. It was first named by neurologist Joseph Babinski in 1914, although relatively little has been discovered about the cause of the condition since its initial identification. The word comes from the Greek words "nosos" disease and "gnosis" knowledge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anosognosia




    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/Controller
Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 02:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Thank you, Marie Luisa, but, as I state in the question, I did know what it meant, but wanted to know whether or not an English psychiatrist would routinely use this term or not (I actually wanted to add this as a general note, but, for some reason, that is not available on this page)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andreas THEODOROU: yes but it encompasses lack of awareness *or* denial
2 mins
  -> Thanks!MLD

agree  Ineke Hardy
12 mins
  -> Thanks!MLD

agree  sktrans
1 hr
  -> Thanks!MLD

agree  Antonio Barros
2 hrs
  -> Thanks!MLD

agree  celinemollet
6 days
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