Echolalia- Symptom, Causes, and Its Ayurvedic Treatment
Echolalia is characterized by repetition of the sounds or words which one hears said by other people. Usually to a certain extent it is seen in all the growing children as part of language development. However if it is more than normal level, it can be a sign of certain disorders like any development disability in adults or children or autism. Tourette’s syndrome is a psychiatric disorder when presented with a similar scenario. In this article you can read all about Echolalia and its herbal management and treatment with the help of herbal remedies of Ayurveda.
INTRODUCTION TO ECHOLALIA
People suffering from Echolalia keep on repeating the phrases and sounds said by others. Such people or children struggle to express or share their thoughts. Like an adult or children suffering from Echolalia when asked a question instead of answering it, repeats the question itself. However in many cases Echolalia can only be an effort to learn language, communicate, or practice language. Normally we can see that toddlers who are in the phase of language development, they have repetitive speech. But if this is normal, by the age of 2 they will start to mix repetitions along with their utterance and by age of 3 their Echolalia will be gone almost. However children suffering from developmental delays or autism have Echolalia in their further childhood as well specifically the one having delayed speech development.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ECHOLALIA
As already discussed, the expression of Echolalia is mainly by the repetitive production of noises and phrases which are heard from someone else. This repetition can either be immediately after hearing it or can be delayed when the person repeats the heard words or phrases after days or hours of hearing it. There are certain other signs also which are present along with the main symptom, like frustration, muteness and depression during conversations. Person or child suffering from this condition can be irritable usually when questioned.
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS OF ECHOLALIA:
Usually all the children experience this Echolalia when they are in a phase of learning a language and as they grow, they develop independent speech. But in case of developmental disorders, Echolalia persists much longer. Children suffering from Autism are more susceptible to it. Certain distressed conditions trigger Echolalia in some people while other people have this all the time due to which they are not able to speak at all during conversation as they cannot express themselves.
Adults can also suffer from Echolalia due to head trauma or severe amnesia while they try to gain their speaking abilities back.
DIAGNOSIS OF ECHOLALIA
Echolalia can be diagnosed by a professional by taking the medical history of the patient and by talking to him/her. Person with Echolalia will struggle to talk or say anything other than repeating the person they are having a conversation with. Children suffering from Autism have this test regularly for checking the improvement in their speech lessons. This condition can vary from minor to severe which can be evaluated by your doctor/ healthcare professional.
TREATMENT FOR ECHOLALIA
Conventional treatment of Echolalia includes a combination of certain methods like speech therapies where patients are given regular sessions of speech therapy in order to make them learn to express or talk their thoughts out. Secondly there are medicines which include antidepressants which are given to combat the symptoms and third there comes home care.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ECHOLALIA
Echolalia and autistic disorders come under the list of Unmada, i.e. abnormality in one or more mental abilities, as per Ayurveda. It means that different types of abnormal behavior are caused due to distortion or intellect, mind, memory, conscious awareness, manner, desire and behavior.
HERBAL REMEDIES OF PLANET AYURVEDA FOR ECHOLALIA
Planet Ayurveda is a very well known and famous herbal pharmaceutical brand and company which is known for its authentic herbal remedies that are prepared using various types of pure herbs and other natural compounds. All the herbal remedies manufactured here in Planet Ayurveda are purely vegetarian, authentic, free from chemicals, additives, preservatives or additives which make them much more effective and safe than other products from different companies in the market. For Echolalia, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies that helps in managing and treating the condition naturally.
- Stress support
- Calm easy tea
- Neuroplan syrup
- Indian Valeriana
1. Stress support
These herbal capsules are prepared using herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Tagar (Valeriana wallichii). Stress support capsules as the name suggests help in treating the stress and anxiety which eventually will help in treating the Echolalia. It calms down the mind and helps in better functioning of the brain.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
2. Neuro Plan syrup
It is an Ayurvedic formulation which is formulated using herbs that possess neuroprotective properties, for example Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Madukaparni (Centella asiatica), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. Neuroplan syrup helps in treating and managing different ailments or disorders of the brain like Echolalia where neurological function of the brain is disturbed.
Dosage- Give 5 ml twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Calm easy tea
This Ayurvedic tea is combination of various herbs like ginger (Zingiber officinale), cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), green tea (Camellia sinensis) etc. Calm easy tea as the name indicates helps in relieving stress and anxiety and helps in treating Echolalia.
Dosage- Take 1 cup of tea once or twice a day
4. Indian Valeriana
These herbal capsules are prepared using standardized extract of Tagar/ Indian Valeriana (Valeriana wallichii). It helps in balancing the tridosha and also supports healthy neurological function which eventually helps in treating the Echolalia.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
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Echolalia can be very problematic if not treated timely and correctly. I hope this article will help you in understanding this condition more accurately. Our experts at Planet Ayurveda can help you treat Echolalia, write to us at email@example.com and you can read more about us at www.PlanetAyurveda.com
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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