Thursday, January 05, 2006

Doctors battle to save Sharon after massive stroke.

Only about 17% of strokes are hemorrhagic. But they account for 30% of stroke deaths.

Left-sided bleeds cause severe language difficulties. Right-sided bleeds cause problems with understanding abstract concepts, and recognizing what you see. Right-sided strokes can also cause extreme personality changes. Often, I am consulted to try to address agitation or aggression after a stroke. And whichever side of his brain is affected, he will be paralyzed on the opposite side.

The vigil continues. He may not survive. But if he does, he will not be able to return to politics...

3 Comments:

Blogger Joel said...

So what do you think of Robertson's comments?

2:23 PM  
Blogger shrinkette said...

Joel: I disagree with his comments, and I wonder how many agree with him.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Not me....

9:38 AM  

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