Patients and families are often surprised and dismayed when beyond the arm or leg weakness, slurred speech and/or word finding problems associated with stroke, they discover difficulty with the most basic of human motor activities- eating and swallowing.
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Word-Finding: it is the ability to call to mind, automatically, seamlessly and with lightening speed, exactly the right words to express all of our infinite thoughts. It is an amazing, universal, but not fully-understood process. It is taken for granted; until of course, it doesn’t work.
Could a stroke really be caused by extreme emotion? Dr. Pascal Jabbour, a vascular neurosurgeon at the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute of Neuroscience at Jefferson explains.