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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...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

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more