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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Overview)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be relatively mild to catastrophic.


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Can you tell me about amnesia?

Can you tell me about amnesia?

Amnesia: Amnesia is a term that refers to loss of memory. This loss can occur as part of the aging process. It can also occur after a sginficant trauma to the brain. Other causes include alcohol and drug use and meningitis - these would be the most common causes of amnesia or loss of memory to an event or a series of events. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Overview)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be relatively mild to catastrophic.


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What can cause a 22 years old boy to have amnesia symptoms?

What can cause a 22 years old boy to have amnesia symptoms?

IIllicit Drugs? : Did you check for that? Drugs are common in that age range... ...Read more

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Is long or short term memory loss a sign of the onset of dementia or alzheimer?

Is long or short term memory loss a sign of the onset of dementia or alzheimer?

Can be: Classically loss of memory for recent events is the early sign, however one has to be careful to exclude normal forgetfulness . In advance alzheimer all types of memory are lost! ...Read more

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What are the tests for amnesia?

What are the tests for amnesia?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I suffer from amnesia?

How do I know if I suffer from amnesia?

Others tell you: You are probably talking about memory failure. There are simple office tests (remembering three objects after 5 minutes), or folks will tell you what you did (perhaps while drinking). Major loss of part of your past is more common on tv than in real life, and if a misguided "therapist" tries to get you to "remember childhood abuse your forgot", call the district attorney. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes amnesia?

Many causes: Causes can include everything from metabolic disorders (low thiamine leading to korsakoff's syndrome) to strokes in certain parts of the brain, to neurodegenerative disorders such as alzheimer's disease, to seizures among other causes. Psychological issues are also sometimes a factor if we don't want to remember something. To diagnose, need a complete neurological exam & sometimes tests. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does post traumatic amnesia mean?

Can doctors tell me what does post traumatic amnesia mean?

Just that! : After usually significant head injury, patient may have a period of amnesia (loss of memory ) the duration is related to the severity . Loss of memory for events before the trauma (retrograde amnesia ) can also occur and is even more important. ...Read more

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How to treat amnesia from a concussion?

How to treat amnesia from a concussion?

Amnesia treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. Contact your doctor or a neurologist for help with diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Is selective amnesia temporary or permanent? Can it be treated?

Yes, seek treatment: Recommend you find a psychiatrist and get fully evaluated, perhaps even add neuropsycholgical testing. This can be improved with appropriate interventions. ...Read more

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Transient global amnesia treatment?

Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm and reassure the person of what they are asking about would be my advise. ...Read more

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Is it possible to retrieve lost memories from amnesia that lasted for years, like seven to eight years? Are there treatments required?

Yes.: You can get memories back after amnesia. There are no known proven treatments to retrieve previous memories. You are watching too much sci-fi. But, you could try a hypnotist. ...Read more

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Can transient global amnesia be cured?

TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes away by itself in 1 to 3 days and is unlikely ever to come back. ...Read more

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How can I induce memory loss to get rid of bad memories?

How can I induce memory loss to get rid of bad memories?

Psychologist: Perhaps therapy by a trained psychiatrist or psychologist can help you deal with the bad memories you have instead of getting rid of them. It's difficult to suppress memories but in learning to deal with them in healthy ways will allow you to benefit you greatly. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some drugs that induce amnesia?

Multiple meds: Benzodiazepine etomidate general anaesthetic inhalational anaesthetic infiltration analgesia ketamine local anesthetic methohexital methoxyflurane Midazolam neuraxial blockade opiate Propofol thiopental thiopentone, alcohol may cause short or long term memory lose. None medication ECT also known to cause amnesia. ...Read more

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Should i change birth controls? I'm currently taking amnethia tablets, a birth control similar to seasonique. I'm only supposed to have my period once every 3 months. I started taking the pills in jan, and now i've been bleeding relatively heavy for about

Should i change birth controls? I'm currently taking amnethia tablets, a birth control similar to seasonique. I'm only supposed to have my period once every 3 months. I started taking the pills in jan, and now i've been bleeding relatively heavy for about

I : I do think you should consider changing birth contorl. It is abnormal to have heavy bleeding for a week while on birth control. It may mean that your hormones are out of balance. Please use a condom until you are established on a new oral contraceptive tablet. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent going into dissociation fugue or amnesia?

Is there a way to prevent going into dissociation fugue or amnesia?

Since dissociative : Events are almost always triggered by stress, good stress management is essential to decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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What causes amnesia?

Many causes: Causes can include everything from metabolic disorders (low thiamine leading to korsakoff's syndrome) to strokes in certain parts of the brain, to neurodegenerative disorders such as alzheimer's disease, to seizures among other causes. Psychological issues are also sometimes a factor if we don't want to remember something. To diagnose, need a complete neurological exam & sometimes tests. ...Read more

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What is full amnesia?

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Amnesia: Amnesia can be Retrograde (past memories), Anterograde (newly acquired memories) or Global. Causes are many & include dementia, alcohol use, stress, seizures, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more