Psychiatry & Psychology--General/Amnesia Treatments.

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Amnesia
Amnesia  
QUESTION: Dear Dr Gurza

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: Dear Prashant S Akerkar,
First of all, amnesia is not a disease but is a symptom, so the treatments are for the deceases. For example, if the amnesia is a symptom of trauma it is treat with psychotherapy or psychiatric medication; if the amnesia is a symptom of mental disease it is treat with psychiatric medication and so on.
What kind of medication is prescribed is out of my expertise.  How you can see on wiki the first treatment is psychological.

Have a nice day,
psih. Anca Gurza

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QUESTION: Dear Dr Gurza

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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Hello again,

I donțt know if this case is rare or not but is possible after an accident to be total memory loss. In these cases is important to see if the memory loss have a neurological causes or psychological causes. I had patients that after such accident they lost memory and the causes was psychological not neurological, or patient that after an accident he imagine that he is an character of some favorite book without no memory of himself, family, etc.

Bye,
Anca Gurza

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