Anosognosia is a disorder in which a person cannot recognize or acknowledge their impairment due to brain injury. It can lead to a disconnect between the individual's perception and reality.
Anosognosia is a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to realize and acknowledge their illness or disability. It is a consequence of brain damage that affects the brain's frontal lobe.
It tends to occur metaphorically when a person loses their sense of 'awareness of self' and often denies that they have any impairment.
Several manifestations of Anosognosia include unawareness of left-sided paralysis and ignorance of memory deficits.
It is difficult to diagnose Anosognosia due to the person's lack of insight into their deficits.
Anosognosia is often associated with emotional upheaval and depressed mood following a neurological trauma.
It has been estimated that up to 50% of stroke victims may be affected by Anosognosia, which can also be seen in other brain injury-related conditions.
Anosognosia is thought to be caused by damage to the brain's right hemisphere and psychological factors such as denial.
Different strategies have been proposed to manage Anosognosia, such as showing the person articles, photographs, or videos to demonstrate the deficits or using counseling to address the underlying causes.
Anosognosia may coexist with other neurological deficits such as neglect, agnosia, and apraxia.
Recent research suggests that people affected by Anosognosia may have an improved quality of life by addressing the underlying psychological issues rather than the physical deficits.