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What causes amnesia?

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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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


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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

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What is lucanar amnesia?

What is lucanar amnesia?

Lacunar Amnesia: is the loss of memory for a single event. There are two potential mechanisms for this. One involves injury to the brain ( especially but not restricted to the llimbic system ). The second involved suppression of an emotionally disturbing event ( selective amnesia ) ...Read more

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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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What exactly is amnesia to me?

What exactly is amnesia to me?

Amnesia: Amnesia is a loss of memory most commonly associated with a stroke or head injury - if either of these have happened to you the best route at this point would be to see a neurologist for a workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you safely get amnesia?

How do you safely get amnesia?

Redirect yourself: Disturbing memories can be eliminated. You'll need some help with this. You'll need to enter into a therapeutic relationship with a clinician who does hypnotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. You can research this in your area and call ahead to see if they are able to treat this sort of problem. Memory's fade with disuse or redirected stream of thought sometimes. ...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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Can amnesia lasts for few months?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the problem. Have you spoken to your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes people to have amnesia?

What causes people to  have amnesia?

Drugs brain injury: Stroke. Trauma mental illness Ambien (zolpidem) Propofol ketamine. ...Read more

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What causes amnesia? Is there a cure?

What causes amnesia? Is there a cure?

Trauma: amnesia is usually caused by a severe blow to the head or by a significant emotional trauma.
The cure would depend on the cause. ...Read more

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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...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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Common Disease, Loss Of Plasma, Amnesia?

Common Disease, Loss Of Plasma, Amnesia?

Unclear question: Your question, if any, is not intelligible. Would you please restate your question. ...Read more

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What are the different types of amnesia?

I do not remember: Amnesia is a lose of memory. For some events such as trauma, infection, or emotional crisis there can be antegrade amnesia where memory before the event is lost. There can be retrograde amnesia where memory after the event is lost. Or both can occur. Agnosias may occur where just very select things may not be able to be remembered. Famous of these is prosopagnosia - unable to remember faces. ...Read more

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How to know if i suddenly developed amnesia?

Examples below: Bilateral damage to the medial temporal lobe or medial diencephalon is associated with a syndrome of amnesia that has been widely studied (Scoville and Milner 1957; Squire 1992; Zola-Morgan and Squire 1993). The memory impairment is characterized by intact immediate memory, marked anterograde amnesia (i.e., impaired new learning), and variable, usually temporally graded retrograde amnesia (i.e., l ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get temporary amnesia?

What does it mean when I get temporary amnesia?

Transient global: amnesia: sudden, temporary episode of memory loss not attributed to a common neurological condition(epilepsy, stroke). It is rare, brief, seemingly harmless, unlikely to recur. It is the inability to form new memories and to recall the recent past. Causes include emotional experience, head injury, strenuous physical activity, medical procedures, sexual intercourse. If sudden confusion seek eval. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you give yourself amnesia?

Yes, several ways: There are two kinds of amnesia: forgetting things you once knew, and not "recording" new memories. The former can be done using hypnosis, the latter with tranquilizers & other meds that interfere with memory. Dementia and brain damage can cause amnesia too. TRYING to give yourself amnesia doesn't sound like a good idea though. It's better to learn to accept & deal with your experiences. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amnesia?

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

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Is there such thing as an amnesia/dissociative attack?

Yes: Transient global amnesia is a phenomenon of not being able to make new memories for a short period of time. It usually happens in older people. Dissociative fugue is a state in which somebody's behavior changes and they are unaware of this event. It's usually seen in the context of another psychiatric condition. ...Read more

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Is there a form of amnesia that lasts longer than a year?

Sure: If experiences aren't ingrained in the brain as memories, they will not be remembered no matter how much time passes. This can happen to people with brain injuries. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have temporary amnesia?

Temporary amnesia: Yes you can have temporary amnesia, the most common cause is after a head trauma or concussion. ...Read more

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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 there any type of amnesia that lasts longer than a year?

Yes, many causes: Head trauma, especially concussion, but including true brain injuries in addition, strokes associated with thrombo-embolism to brainstem, coma from any causes, poisons toxins, drug reactions and od's, transient global amnesia, and all result in losses of chunks of time which never return. ...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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I've developed some sort of amnesia. Please help what can I do?

Neurologist: I assume you mean recent memory problems. At some point you will need to be evaluated by a neurologist who specializes in memory disorders. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make yourself have amnesia and forget something bad?

Rather, neutralize..: Rather than forget, the usual goal of the healing process is to neutralize the emotional effect of that bad experience/memory & become emotionally at ease when the memory/thought comes to mind. On this, plenty of research & writings are out there. Usually we try bringing things into the conscious realm rather than the other way around... So that we deliberately make peace with what happened. ...Read more

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Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia (loss of varying degrees of information from the past, before the onset of the amnesia) and normal powers of attention and language and spatial functions. Amnesia can be material specific - verbal only or non-verbal only- if only one-sided injury. ...Read more

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