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  Amnesia: Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
There are numerous causes of amnesia, including stroke, injury to the brain, surgery, alcoholism, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, a treatment for various mental disorders in which electricity is sent to the brain through electrodes).
Contrary to the popular notion of amnesia-in which a person suffers a severe blow to the head, for example, and cannot recall his or her past life and experiences-the principal symptom of amnesia is the inability to retain new information, beginning at the point at which the amnesia began.
Amnesia is not always obvious to the casual observer-motor skills such as tying shoelaces and bike riding are retained, as is the ability to read and comprehend the meaning of words.
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 Amnesia Encyclopedia Articles @ ColorfulImaginations.com (Colorful Imaginations)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amnesia may also be spontaneous, in the case of transient global amnesia.
Traumatic amnesia is often transient; the duration of the amnesia is related to the degree of injury and may give an indication of the prognosis for recovery of other functions.
Dissociative amnesia is used to refer to long-term repressed memory that is the result of psychological or emotional trauma.
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 AllRefer.com - amnesia (Psychology And Psychiatry) - Encyclopedia
Retrograde amnesia is loss of memory of events just preceding temporary loss of consciousness, as from head injury; it is evidence that memory proceeds in two stages, short term and long term.
One form of the condition known as tropic amnesia, or coast memory, affecting white men in the tropics, is probably a variety of hysteria.
To cure amnesia, attempts are made to establish associations with the past by suggestion, and hypnotism is sometimes employed.
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 Amnesia - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Contrary to the popular notion of amnesia—in which a person suffers a severe blow to the head, for example, and cannot recall his or her past life and experiences—the principal symptom of amnesia is the inability to retain new information, beginning at the point at which the amnesia began.
Amnesia is not always obvious to the casual observer—motor skills such as tying shoelaces and bike riding are retained, as is the ability to read and comprehend the meaning of words.
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