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86 Possible Causes for Lack of Expressive Speech

  • Otitis Media

    speech processing, speech perception in noise, and sound localization. 55 Last, children with developmental disabilities may lack the communication skills or sensory perception[doi.org] […] to reliably express pain or discomfort associated with AOM and would benefit from more active monitoring.[doi.org] Frequent MEE, caused by recurrent AOM or chronic OME (unilateral or bilateral), can degrade the auditory signal, causing difficulties with speech recognition, higher-order[doi.org]

  • Hypothyroidism

    Here are the most common symptoms and signs: Dull facial expressions Tiredness and lack of energy (fatigue) Not being able to handle cold Hoarse voice Slow speech Droopy eyelids[cedars-sinai.edu]

  • Dementia

    Symptoms may include difficulties walking, clumsiness, lack of facial expression and speech difficulties. Loss of bladder control early on in the disease is also common.[web.archive.org] People with advanced dementia are not always able to express their wishes about their own current and future care, due both to their very limited speech and to their lack[doi.org]

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

    These are disorganized thinking, hallucination, unusual behavior, delusions - thought patterns have no touch with reality, imaginary beliefs, slow movements, lack of expressions[newsmax.com] […] of emotion in facial expression and speech Poor motivation Problems with speech and communication What causes schizoaffective disorder?[my.clevelandclinic.org] […] in speech or action, low motivation, and disinterest in most life activities. 4) Major depressive disorder symptoms: Constant depression, fatigue, indecisiveness, frequent[newsmax.com]

  • Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke

    Speech and Language – Depending on the age and cause of injury, the child may have problems with speech, such as lack of speech or extremely slow speech.[chasa.org] Children who have a focal injury(stroke) at or near birth, may have delays in expressive language (talking), but not in receptive language (understanding).[chasa.org]

  • Mental Disorder

    (incomprehensible or difficult to understand); grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior; and negative symptoms such as flat emotions, lack of facial expressions, and inattention[web.archive.org] […] delusions (false beliefs such as conspiracies, mind control, or persecution); hallucinations (usually voices criticizing or commenting on the person’s behavior); disorganized speech[web.archive.org]

  • Psychosis

    The primary symptoms are the presence of hallucinations and delusions, disorganized speech and behaviour, a lack of emotional expression, and a marked lack of energy.[britannica.com] Symptoms can also include erratic speech or behavior and a lack of emotional expression and motivation A person with schizoaffective disorder may experience auditory hallucinations[medicalnewstoday.com] Negative symptoms include reduced emotional expression, decreased motivation, and reduced spontaneous speech.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Binswanger Disease

    […] of facial expression, speech difficulties, clumsiness, and incontinence.[verywell.com] Other prominent features of the disease include urinary incontinence, difficulty walking, clumsiness, slowness of conduct, lack of facial expression, and speech difficulty[prep4usmle.com] Signs and Symptoms Binswanger's Disease is often associated with the following conditions and symptoms: Binswanger's disease can also include difficulty with walking, a lack[verywell.com]

  • Schizophrenia

    […] behavior Negative symptoms, such as lack of expression or speech For a person to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, at least one of the first three symptoms must be present[goodtherapy.org] They may include: Significant or complete lack of emotional expressiveness Also known as "flattening of affect" Poverty of speech E.g. very brief or empty responses Inability[psyweb.com] Negative (deficit) symptoms include Blunted affect: The patient’s face appears immobile, with poor eye contact and lack of expressiveness.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Essential Tremor

    […] of dexterity in the hands, stiff muscles, softening of speech, lack of expression on the face, shuffling gait and postural instability.[movementdisorders.ufhealth.org] […] in character, tremors are unilateral or asymmetric in presentation, tremors in legs are prominent, and there are other pertinent accompanying symptoms such as slowness, lack[movementdisorders.ufhealth.org]

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