Amnesia

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Definition

Amnesia is a condition in which memory is disturbed. The generators of amnesia are organic or functional. It is the loss of recall; usually natural causes include damage to the brain, within trauma or disease, or use of specific drugs

Diagnosis

Amnesia can be diagnosed by knowing the patient's history, performing physical and psychological examinations, and knowing the cause the amnesia.

Treatment

Treatment for amnesia focuses on techniques and strategies to help make up for the memory problem. A person with amnesia may function with an occupational therapist to acquire new information to replace what was lost, or to use intact memories as a basis for taking in new information; usually involving a variety of strategies for arranging information so that it's easier to recall and for improving understanding of extended conversation.

Symptoms and Signs

Memory loss: The loss of ones ability to recall from their memory. It may be for a short period of time only or last long, even worse, permanently.

Causes

Post-traumatic amnesia is generally due to a head injury. Mild trauma, such as a car accident that results in no more than mild whiplash, might be a reason for the occupant of a car to have no remembrance of the moments just before the accident due to a brief interruption in the short/long-term memory transfer mechanism.

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