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wilmer vasquez

on 7 November 2013

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Transcript of amnesia

Amnesia is defined as the total or partial loss of memory. There is considerable heterogeneity regarding amnesic syndromes. Reports of several types of amnesia can be found in the literature to this date and there is also great diversity in the neuropsychopathology of amnesia.
definition of amnesia
memory lost
trouble learning new information
difficulties forming new memories
types of amnesia
Psychogenic Amnesia

The most common form of psychogenic amnesia is that associated with a violent experience, such as being mugged or raped.
Neurological Amnesia

disease that strikes later in life and is characterized by degeneration of certain neurons in the brain. Memory problems are one of the first warning signs of this illness
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