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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Retrograde Amnesia

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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

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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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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Can post traumatic amnesia occur in patients whith anxiety without getting any form of head injury?

Can post traumatic amnesia occur in patients whith anxiety without getting any form of head injury?

Not likely: Post traumatic amnesia (PTA) is a state of memory impairment that occurs immediately following a traumatic brain injury. This memory loss can be retrograde (loss of memory for events preceding the injury) or anterograde (difficulty formulating new memories after the injury). By definition, you have to have experienced a head injury to get PTA. ...Read more

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The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

Cognition and stroke: Depends on where the stroke is. Small and more diffuse strokes may not have any other neurologic symptoms except memory loss or change in executive function(insight, judgement, more complex problem solving). ...Read more

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What would cause slurring of words, disorientation, & confusion upon waking accompanied by incontinence of bladder apparently during sleep ?

What would cause slurring of words, disorientation, & confusion upon waking accompanied by incontinence of bladder apparently during sleep ?

Many things: including a seizure followed by a "postictal"/post seizure period. You should seek an evaluation urgently. Don't drive yourself though. If it was a seizure, you could have another one while driving and that's very dangerous. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility of amnesia or short-term delirium?

Fairly common: Toxic delirium occurs when you drink too much or take too many drugs. Severe infections can produce similar symptoms. Serious head injuries can cause memory lose and confusion. A form of migraine can produce similar symptoms. The post ictal state following a seizure is associated with memory loss and confusion. ...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 might be the cause of these symptoms : tremble of hands + memorising difficulties+ parietal headache+loss of concentration+cramp of the legs?

What might be the cause of these symptoms : tremble  of hands + memorising difficulties+ parietal headache+loss of concentration+cramp of the legs?

Multiple causes: There are multiple different causes that could have each of those symptoms. However, most likely an electrolyte problem. You need to have an exam by your health care provider. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of seizure?

What's the symptoms of seizure?

Many: There are many types of seizures. Some consist of becoming unresponsive, some will have stiffening and/or shaking of one side of your body or your entire body. The list goes on... But the bottom line is that if you think that you or a family member had a seizure, then get checked. Undiagnosed and untreated seizures can be very dangerous. ...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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In absence of memory of the original traumatic event, how would the ptsd person discover the initial event?

In absence of memory of the original traumatic event, how would the ptsd person discover the initial event?

EMDR: Sometimes certain therapy techniques over the years have been used. Jean-martin-charcot used hypnosis. S. Freud later on continued this work only to find it not very effective. However it did open the door for the birth of psychoanalysis. Today a technique called emdr [eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.] has gotten some notoriety. ...Read more

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Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Stroke symptoms: No they are not usually symptoms of a stroke. Signs of stroke may include weakness or numbness on one side of your body, slurred speech, double vision, or difficulty speaking or understanding language. ...Read more

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Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Yes: A high dose typically impairs all mental functions, including memory. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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Medical cause for someone in a dream-like extreme dissociative state but no loss of conscious, slowed brain, no sense of time, confabulations, amnesia?

Neurologic/Psycholog: It is necessary to determine the root of your symptoms. A visit to a neurologist is a good place to start. After that a clinical psychologist could be the correct professional. Brain malfunction or psychological trauma may be the cause(s). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more