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What treatments are available for lacunar amnesia?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Please say more

When you say lacunar amnesia, do you mean there are specific topics that can't be remembered? When did this amnesia begin? Has it had a gradual or sudden onset? Is it associated with another event or change in life circumstances? Are there any substances involved? Are there other medical conditions? Without knowing more, i can't really suggest a possible approach to treatment.

In brief: Please say more

When you say lacunar amnesia, do you mean there are specific topics that can't be remembered? When did this amnesia begin? Has it had a gradual or sudden onset? Is it associated with another event or change in life circumstances? Are there any substances involved? Are there other medical conditions? Without knowing more, i can't really suggest a possible approach to treatment.
Dr. James Wells
Dr. James Wells
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