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Aphasia and dysphasia

Two people talking. Woman: 'Aphasia? Dysphasia? What's the difference?' Man: 'They mean the same thing.'

Sometimes aphasia is called dysphasia.

What's the difference?

In the dictionary, aphasia and dysphasia have different meanings:

But aphasia and dysphasia are generally used to mean the same thing:


'difficulty with spoken and written communication following injury to the brain'.

On this website, we use the term aphasia.

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