Anosognosia

By Renée Grinnell

An inability to perceive one’s own physical handicap, common in brain injury patients. However, anosognosia can even occur in more extreme cases such as paralysis or blindness.



Example: After a right hemisphere stroke, the patient is hemiparetic (paralyzed). He seems unaware of this problem and ignores his whole left side.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Oct 2008