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Psychogenic memory impairment overview

Published: April 03, 2010. Updated: April 03, 2010

Psychogenic memory impairment is the loss of memory associated with a “traumatic” psychological event.

Manifestations

Can cause antero (near)/ retrograde (far) memory impairment. A block in time is removed leaving memory before and after intact. Emotionally enforced memories are often forgotten. Self may be denied and insight (the knowledge that one is psychologically ill) is absent

Treatment

Unfortunately there is no drug cure for this disease; however, some resolve spontaneously.


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