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Can transient global amnesia be cured?

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Transient Global Amnesia (Definition)

Transient global amnesia is a neurologic syndrome in which patients experience sudden, almost complete loss of short-term memory. There is variable involvement of recent memory extending back in time for weeks to months before the event. In < 24 symptoms improve almost entirely, but a bit of memory loss around the event will remain. Rarely associated with stroke or seizure. ...Read more


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What causes a transient global amnesia?

What causes a transient global amnesia?

TGA: It is involvement of the temporal lobe in a migraine process ---or other process during which you cannot remember recent events. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transient global amnesia?

Complete memory loss: Transient global amnesia is a neurologic syndrome in which patients experience sudden, almost complete loss of short-term memory. There is variable involvement of recent memory extending back in time for weeks to months before the event. In < 24 symptoms improve almost entirely, but a bit of memory loss around the event will remain. Rarely associated with stroke or seizure. Cause is not known. ...Read more

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What is a long-term variant or syndrome similar of transient global amnesia?

Stroke: The long term variant is a stroke. Transient symptoms are usually a warning of impending permanent injury. See stroke.Org for warning signs of stroke. ...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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If persons suffered from amnesia and then were cured, would they remember that which they couldn't before?

No: Most amnestic events come from brain trauma. It can even be retrograde, thus erasing certain experiences. As recovery from the head injury occurs ( may only be a few minutes) those experiences did not get ingrained as memories so they will not be retained. ...Read more

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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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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

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


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