Clinical assessment of anomia
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In this chapter, we take a clinically oriented approach to anomia. At any medical facility working with gerontological and/or neurological patients, word-finding deficits are commonly encountered. Given anomia's significance in differential diagnosis, its localising value as a nonspecific but sensitive indicator of left hemisphere dysfunction, and its importance for everyday living and communication, diagnosis of naming disorders is an integral part of neurobehavioural assessment. Here we will list some important subject characteristics that should be taken into account when evaluating naming abilities of an individual, summarise the manifestations of anomia in some common neurological conditions, and outline diagnostic procedures for the clinical assessment of anomia.