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Is a surgery that can cause retrograde amnesia even feasible in the near future?

Is a surgery that can cause retrograde amnesia even feasible in the near future?

See psychologist: Your comment suggests that you need to forget do thing.mdont bet on a surgicallmso.ution. ...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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Is a surgery that deliberately causes retrograde amnesia feasible? If so, would it be legal?

Is a surgery that deliberately causes retrograde amnesia feasible? If so, would it be legal?

If you would like: to forget somethings from the past you are better off seeing a mental health professional to help you process and put things behind you in a healthy way. The surgery you mention is not feasible and would only be an avoidance of psychological growth. What would happen next time you want to forget? Peace and good health. Sorry something has been so painful for you and I respect that. ...Read more

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What can one do to address retrograde amnesia?

Just let it go: Amnesia is the loss of memory concerning an event. If there is loss of memory for a period of time before the event, it is called antegrade amnesia. If there is loss of memory for a period after the event, it is called retrograde amnesia. There may be some recovery of memory over time, but often there is permanent loss of memory, especially retrograde. This can be a protective effect. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anterograde and retrograde amnesia?

After vs before: Anterograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things since the injury, hence it is a sign that the centers to encode new memories may not be functioning. Retrograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things that occurred before the injury, and is more of a sign of difficulty in retrieving old memories. ...Read more

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Are personality changes and mood swings typical side effects of retrograde amnesia?

Amnesia: can be very unsettling so some anxiety and perhaps depression can be secondary to that condition. As one adjusts or the amnesia resolves so will the mood issues. Personality changes are another matter. Please see a clinical psychologist for as eval and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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In cases of retrograde amnesia from brain damage, is it common to only have the amnesia, or are there often other side effects?

Usually more: Brain damage is rarely associated with only amnesia and there are likely to be other deficits. You should consult a neurologist. ...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 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

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