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Akathisia
Motor restlessness characterized by muscular quivering and the inability to sit still, often a result of chronic ingestion of neuroleptic drugs.
Aphasia
Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from brain damage due to injury or disease
Apraxia
A disorder of voluntary movement consisting of the partial or complete inability to execute purposeful movements without the impairment of muscular power and coordination
Agnosia
Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images
(can't recognize/name familiar things)
Athetosis
A constant succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of flexion, extension, pronation, and supination of fingers and hands, and sometimes of toes and feet
Anomia
Aphasia that is characterized by the impaired ability to recall the names of persons and things (also called nominal aphasia)
Acalculia
A form of aphasia characterized by the inability to perform mathematical calculations
Ataxia
Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement
Alogia
The inability to speak because of mental deficiency, mental confusion, or aphasia (i.e., poverty of thought and speech)
Avolition
A general lack of desire, motivation, and persistence. Commonly seen in patients with schizophrenia -- they will not start or complete any major tasks
Anhedonia
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would normally be pleasurable
Agraphia
A form of aphasia characterized by loss of the ability to write
Alexia
Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning of written or printed words and sentences, usually caused by brain lesions