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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

amnesia

Amnesia is a disorder related to memory loss
Affects memory attention, storage, retention, working memory.
Caused by damage to the limbic system.
The limbic system is the part of the brain that controls emotions and memories.
Neurological amnesia is caused by strokes,brain inflammation, lack of oxygen, alcohol abuse, and many other things.
Dissociate amnesia is caused by emotional trauma but is rare.
Risk factors are Brain surgery/ injury,stroke, seizures, alcohol abuse.
It may not be possible to retrieve lost memories.
Treatment for amnesia occupational therapist, no drugs are known at this point.
Sometimes care is needed for patients with amnesia.

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