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Doctor insights on: Lacunar Amnesia Symptoms

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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia (loss of varying degrees of information from the past, before the onset of the amnesia) and normal powers of attention and language and spatial functions. Amnesia can be material specific - verbal only or non-verbal only- if only one-sided injury. ...Read more

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Is amnesia symptoms two months post concussion dangerous?

Many types of forget: If you mean that you do not recall portions of time when the injury itself occurred - that is not unusual. If you have persistent problems with memory in general sine the injury, that is a TBI (traumatic brain injury) related memory problem.
Amnesia is a lapse in consciousness that disallows any (or most) recall of what had happened. One might come to and not recognize where one is. Do not drive. ...Read more

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What exactly is a lacunar stroke signs, symptoms, lasting effects, is it seen on mri?

What exactly is a lacunar stroke signs, symptoms, lasting effects, is it seen on mri?

Lacunar Stroke: Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. It is estimated that lacunar infarcts account for 25% of all ischemic strokes, with an annual incidence of approximately 15 per 100, 000 people. They may be more frequent in men and in people of african, mexican, and hong kong chinese descent. ...Read more

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My symptoms include dissociation, amnesia, hallucinations, and epilepsy. What can this mean?

My symptoms include dissociation, amnesia, hallucinations, and epilepsy. What can this mean?

EPILEPSY: All the symptoms you mentioned can take place if sufferinmg from epilepsy. All are less serious if took place indvidually until you mention epilepsy. Then you have got to approach it more seriously and professionally. Seek neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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What symptoms or lasting effects of a lacunar stroke on the left side mid brain?

What symptoms or lasting effects of a lacunar stroke on the left side mid brain?

Lacunes: Many people will have no symptoms from lacunar infarcts. However, ultimately symptoms depend on the location of any such strokes. ...Read more

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My 14 year old girl has a colloid cyst. One of the symptoms are amnesia, but I feel it has gotten worse. What can I do to help?

Colloid cyst: I would recommended that you set up an appointment with a pediatric neurosurgeon for surgical evaluation, there is a team at the university of washington in seattle. ...Read more

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Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Unlikely,: Not unique for an MRI to show white matter lesions in pts who have history of migraine, especially complex episodes, either classical or hemiplegic. Strokes with migraine, seems most associated with auras, cigarette smoking, and hormonal use. The root cause of your episodes is genetic, which changes your brain glutamate sensitivity. ...Read more

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I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?

I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?

It depends on...: Marijuana often makes people dazed ; confused ; can reduce short-term memory, but it does not affect everyone this way- it depends on the strain ; how you metabolize it. Lyme can interfere with how your liver processes it, plus your brain is affected by microbial toxins. You may tolerate ; benefit from high-cbd strains as well as juicing fresh leaves (these have no thc). See http://bit. Ly/1fm38nd. ...Read more

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Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do I need to be treated for this?

Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do I need to be treated for this?

Perhaps: Real question to be discerned is why do you, at age 21 have signs of a stroke? Is it old related to a childhood issue, or newer. Do you have a hematological issue such as sickle cell, or do you have a hereditary problem with homocysteine, such as mthfr. Is there a cardiac problem such as a lingering vsd, or pfo? In other words, is there a future risk? Get answers and even additional opinions. ...Read more

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Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.

Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.

Infection: These symptoms are concerning. Can get neurological conditions affecting the brain following flu-like illness, and this is something that requires medical attention now.

In situations such as they, workup often includes a brain scan and perhaps even what is called a lumbar puncture to see if there is any inflammation/infection affecting the spinal fluid. ...Read more

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7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

Tb meningitis.: Usual rule of thumb is best revery in 6 months altho some recvery seen up to two years. Based on your description of mri, recovery very very unlikely. You use word chronic in your description. ...Read more

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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of memory loss and who can get it?

Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of memory loss and who can get it?

Forgetfulness: In older people one may see difficulty finding the right word. This is normal aging. A more troublesome memory loss is losing short term memory, which means you don't recall what you had for breakfast or who you saw last night; worse is when you don't recall what was just said. Short term memory loss can be seen in elderly people who are depressed. ...Read more

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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! Memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

Change from before: Check out the alzheimer's association's 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease at http://www. Alz. Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs. Asp. Loss of memory, difficulty finding & saying the right word, difficulty doing simple mechanical tasks (buttoning shirt, brushing teeth, etc), difficulty planning, etc are all symptoms of dementia when they represent loss from previous level of function. ...Read more

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Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Would be unusual: But rarely, patients experience unusual reactions to medications, so not fully impossible, just unlikely, and other causes should be considered. ...Read more

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What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms other than having memory loss with regards to alzheimer's?

Are there symptoms other than having memory loss with regards to alzheimer's?

Yes: Memory loss is the most common symptom of alzheimer's. However, alzheimer's dementia refers to a global decline in cognitive abilities. Problems with reasoning and the completion of tasks is common as are difficulties with judgement. As alzheimer's gets worse, depression, delusions, and hallucinations occur that lead to combative behaviour. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

It could be.: Depression and anxiety and stress can make it harder to think and remember. But it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate all your symptoms. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a benign pineal cyst. Could this cause memory loss? What are some symptoms?

Pineal cyst: Pineal cysts are actually quite common. Unless the cyst is causing an obstruction and you would be having symptoms like severe headaches they are not related to memory loss. ...Read more

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Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?

Very subtle: Watch for irritability, frustration, sense of confusion. It will progress to anger, anxiety, depression.Depending on the premorbid intelectual level, the above signs will be more or less prominent. Still memory loss is the redflag! ...Read more

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

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