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Can amnesia lasts for few months?

Can amnesia lasts for few months?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the problem. Have you spoken to your pcp or a neurologist. ...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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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...Read more

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Is there a form of amnesia that lasts longer than a year?

Is there a form of amnesia that lasts longer than a year?

Sure: If experiences aren't ingrained in the brain as memories, they will not be remembered no matter how much time passes. This can happen to people with brain injuries. ...Read more

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Is there any type of amnesia that lasts longer than a year?

Is there any type of amnesia that lasts longer than a year?

Yes, many causes: Head trauma, especially concussion, but including true brain injuries in addition, strokes associated with thrombo-embolism to brainstem, coma from any causes, poisons toxins, drug reactions and od's, transient global amnesia, and all result in losses of chunks of time which never return. ...Read more

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How long can antegrade amnesia last in a teenager?

Depends: It depends on what caused the amnesia as well as the degree of restoration of the brain after the insult. For some it may only be days, for others weeks or months, and yet for others it may never come back. ...Read more

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Is it possible to retrieve lost memories from amnesia that lasted for years, like seven to eight years? Are there treatments required?

Yes.: You can get memories back after amnesia. There are no known proven treatments to retrieve previous memories. You are watching too much sci-fi. But, you could try a hypnotist. ...Read more

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I had anterograde amnesia for last 20 months.. :( intially doctors said it should take 10-12 months .. Is there any way to speed the recovery .. ?

Jot this down...: It may be different in your case, but many folk don't so much recover as adjust. Take notes on everyday things and review them like a school task till you know it all well. This website was made by neuroscientists and is good. There's a FREE level you can use: http://www.lumosity.com/ Use friends/family as "study" partners to review new memories in various forms - sound, sight and movement/form. ...Read more

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My memory loss has stayed stable or even improved over the last year. I'm also 22. Is this indicative of a degenerative disease?

My memory loss has stayed stable or even improved over the last year. I'm also 22. Is this indicative of a degenerative disease?

By definition it is : not progressive if it has remained stable or improved over the past year. If your primary care or neurologist has not determined the cause & you have no history of tumor, trauma or infection that affected your brain, a neuropsychological evaluation will define the type(s) of memory loss & any associated neuro-cognitive impairments & recommend therapy options & mnemonic, or memory, aids. ...Read more

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I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?

 I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?

Numerous causes: Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc. If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable. Good luck! ...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