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What treatments are available for lacunar amnesia?

What treatments are available for lacunar amnesia?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy with or without hypnosis is helpful in lacunar amnesia. Psychoanalytic therapy mixed with eclectic approaches can be very beneficial. I have found ideomotor signaling to be helpful. In difficult cases sodium amytal interview can be used effectively. Lacunar amnesia is amnesia for a circumscribed event. There is no treatment if it is due to permanent brain damage or failure to register the memory as in a head injury with retrograde or anterograde amnesia. ...Read more

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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 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 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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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 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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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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Amnesia (Definition)

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