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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hysterical Amnesia

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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 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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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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Can surgery cause you to develop amnesia?

Short term, yes.: Amnesia is usually a desirable component of anesthesia, and short term (less than 24 hours) amnesia with cognitive dysfunction (abnormal thinking) is common after general anesthesia. However, uncomplicated anesthesia and surgery does not cause long term amnesia. In other words, if you do not have any complications during anesthesia or surgery, there should be no long term amnesia. Dr. Mike. ...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 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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Can opioids in higher doses cause memory impairment or amnesia?

No: Not unless it causes you to become unconscious, or you mix it with other drugs - alcohol, benzodiazepines and other sedatives in particular. These other drugs have profound effects on memory, but opioids do not, unless you are flirting with the kinds of doses that lead to falling asleep on them, or overdose. ...Read more

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What medications are given before surgery to cause amnesia and sedation?

Versed: You want to know what medication your doctor of anesthesia will give you before surgery to help forget the surgery. Most likely the drug will be versed or midazolam. It has a rapid onset and can be repeated. Most patients then describe a memory lapse of the procedure itself. Make sure a family member accompanies you so you can get home, you can't drive yourself, and to remember the instruction. ...Read more

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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