Use of amphetamine in the treatment of aphasia

D. Walker-Batson, H. Unwin, S. Curtis, E. Allen, M. Wood, P. Smith, M. D. Devous, S. Reynolds, R. G. Greenlee

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The effects of d-amphetamine on the recovery of aphasia following stroke was examined in 6 patients. Patients entered the study between 10 and 30 days post onset and were followed for 3 months. The Porch Index of Communicative Ability was used to project a 6 month recovery score. By 3 months post onset, 5 of the 6 patients obtained scores in excess of 100% of the 6 month projections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalRestorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


  • Amphetamine
  • Aphasia
  • Cardiovascular accident
  • Norepinephrine
  • Recovery
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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