Psychiatry & Psychology--General/Amnesia Treatments.

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Amnesia
Amnesia  
QUESTION: Dear Ileana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesia
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/9673.php
http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/neurological-conditions/amnesia.ht
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/amnesia/DS01041
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/12/amnesia-and-the-self-that-rema

What are the Treatments available for Amnesia ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: As you probably already know there are different types of amnesia (most of them described in the articles that you linked). I donít know which medication is used if amnesia has organic causes like in brain cancer for example. (I thing a doctor could give you more information on this).
What I know thou are that psychotherapy (cognitive exercises/techniques for example) could be used along with the medication in order to maintain a higher level of functionality for people experimenting amnesia as a symptom of an organic problem (brain injuries, cancer, dementia etc.) and when amnesia is caused by a psychological traumatic event, using hypnosis techniques could be a very good treatment option in many cases.
I hope you will find my answer helpful.
All the best,
Ileana Truica


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QUESTION: Dear Ileana

Thank you.

The following patient/s case given below can be considered a rare brain disorder.

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Due to fatal Motor accident, causing head injury has led to Amnesia in which there is total memory loss. i.e. The Patient is unable to recognize anyone from his family, relatives, friends, places  etc.

To Summarize,

A Amnesia Type in which there is complete memory loss of self identification. The above case could be a rare brain disorder ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Even thou is not in my expertise area because I am not a neurologist, I know that are some brain areas responsible for our ability to keep our memories.
If this areas are grave injured the result could be complete memory loss.
As I said before amnesia is the result of some physical or psychological issues and, in this particular case, I don't think we could name amnesia a "rare brain disorder". A neurologist could tell you more on this matter because the main issues in this case are the affected areas of the brain.
All the best,
Ileana Truica

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The type of questions that I am able to answer are those regarding depression, anxiety, phobias, psychosis, sexual disorders, relationship issues, anger management, post-traumatic disorders, addictions.

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I am certified by the Romanian College of Psychologists as a clinical psychologist since January 2010 and I have competencies in clinical evaluation and psychological counseling. Since November 2010 I am studying Clinical Hypnosis, Relaxation and Ericksonian Therapy and 2 months ago I started my activities as a psychotherapist assisted by my supervisor, using hypnosis and other techniques.

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The Romanian College of Psychologists Romanian Association of Clinical Hypnosis, Relaxation and Ericksonian Therapy.

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I have a BS degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology. 2 months ago I finished my first 2 years as a trainee in Clinical Hypnosis, Relaxation and Ericksonian Therapy and I am curently receiving supervision as a psychotherapist for the next 2 years.

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