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has anyone ever recovered from anterograde amnesia?

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Might: Some people did recovered but it should be not real amnesia.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Possible: Recent research has found that some patients with anterograde amnesia can be taught a skill, not remember being taught but demonstrate the skill nevertheless. This opens up possibilities for pathways to memory that may, when fully understood, help those with anterograde amnesia.

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What sort of problem is amnesia?

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Memory loss: Amnesia refers to memory loss.
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What kinds of memories are forgotten when someone suffers from dissociative amnesia?

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Traumatic ones: Dissociation is usually a symptom of extreme trauma. It is a way the mind prevents being overwhelmed by traumatic experiences. It also occurs with some drugs and alcohol. In the latter case memories are lost for the intoxicated state.
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What are the tests for amnesia?

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I forgot: Seriously, it depends on age and other factors, may include blood tests, ct scan, MRI and drug screens as well as a good neuro exam.
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Can people really get amnesia like in soap operas?

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Probably not: Loss of memory is exaggerated and often do not fall into a recognizable medical entity in many instances depicted in movies or tv serials.
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What are the symptoms of amnesia?

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I can't remember: Loss of memory remote or recent depends on what type.

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