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A complete loss of the ability to read. Also known as “visual aphasia”, “text blindness”, or “word blindness”.

Example: A patient with a drinking problem has an hourlong seizure. After discharge, she can’t even read a newspaper.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Alexia. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/alexia/