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Symptoms of disease - Amnesia

Amnesia is a loss of memory, full or partial, temporary or permanent. Amnesia can cause any sufficiently strong emotional shock. In general, the causes are divided into psychological or organic. If the cause is psychological, amnesia called psychogenic; it is a symptom of a dissociative reaction, in which the patient imagination about himself and the past experience of separated from the main stream of consciousness. Organic causes include a brain damage (for example, brain concussion), and its morphological changes (caused by, for example, atherosclerosis of the arteries). Amnesia may also accompany some types of epilepsy, aphasia or schizophrenia.

There are four types of amnesia, differing in character and degree of memory loss.

When anterograde amnesia memory suffers in such a way that the patient does not remember anything of what happened after the beginning of the disease, but he remembers well all that was before.

Retrograde amnesia is characterized by the fact that the patient cannot remember past events or information, but remember everything that happened after the onset of amnesia. This type of amnesia is often observed after brain concussions.

If it is paramnesia - memory distorts well-known facts and information.

The fourth type of amnesia is designated as the reaction of the escape, or as a condition of psychogenic escape. This is a dissociative disorder in which the patient forgets all his past life and who he is (i.e. loses its identity); he may even start a new life in a totally different environment. Usually this is caused by the severe emotional shock or personal experiences and sometimes lasts quite a long time.

Which diseases there is Amnesia

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stress
  • The state of “temporary insanity”

Which doctor should I contact if there is a Amnesia

  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurologist

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