busaikko (busaikko) wrote in little_details,
busaikko
busaikko
little_details

aphasia without medical treatment

I would like to induce Broca's aphasia in a character. I checked the tags here and have Googled all kinds of things (brain damage, Broca's aphasia, etc.) and am fairly well set on what happens in this day and age.

However, my character will not be able to receive medical treatment (the setting will be early agricultural-level society), and, as I want him to live, I would like to know:

a) how *little* damage would be necessary to cause aphasia, and
b) what the progress of and healing of an *untreated* head injury would be (an approximate timetable would be lovely, if possible, from injury to return to daily life).

I thank you very much! (my character, on the other hand, is calling his travel agent while he still can)
Tags: ~medicine: injuries: head injuries, ~psychology & psychiatry (misc)
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 22 comments