ANOSOGNOSIA

n. the failure to acknowledge (or the complete denial of) a disorder or defect - for example, visual, speech, or hearing deficits. The denial may occur as a result of psychological factors or brain injury - particularly to the right hemisphere of the brain. See also Anton's syndrome- anosphresia- anosmia.

ANOSOGNOSIA: "The person diagnosed with anosognosia refused to accept the idea that he or she could not hear. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANOSOGNOSIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anosognosia/ (accessed August 25, 2019).
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