Neurological Disorders

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Kaidy Palacios 03/24/2018 Neurological Disorders Agnosia is a rare disorder characterized by an inability to recognize and identify objects or persons. People with agnosia may have difficulty recognizing the geometric features of an object or face or may be able to perceive the geometric features but not know what the object is used for or whether a face is familiar or not. Agnosia can be limited to one sensory modality such as vision or hearing. Treatment is generally symptomatic and supportive. The primary cause of the disorder should be determined in order to treat other problems that may contribute to or result in agnosia. Agnosia can compromise quality of life. The best way to explain this to a patient is by telling them they may have difficulty in recognizing an object as a cup or identifying a sound like a cough. Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes developmental delay and neurological problems. The physician Harry Angelman first delineated the syndrome in 1965,
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