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is the proper term transitional global amnesia or transient global amnesia?

The correct term is transient global amnesia.
This happened to me once many years ago - It was due to a very stressful event -
It was very frightening -
A lot of times this is not due to any disease process -
It took about 2 hours for me to recover - I was in a big city - and could not remember where I parked my car - or how to get to the garage I had it parked.
I knew who I was - I almost went to a police station but realized that they might put me in a psychiatric facility so I walked through the town I was in and soon - everything became clear and I was able to get to my car and get home.

I have had 2 friends that this has happened to and it was not due to a disease process.  (+ info)

what causes Transient global amnesia?

i cant find any clear information on causes or possible causes.

It is associated with migraines and has been known to be precipitated by relaxation, showers, swimming, and sexual activity.  (+ info)

Trying to find out information anyone has on Transient Global Amnesia or where to go to find infor? Help?

I have never heard of this disease or if someone is diagnosed with it, what the prognosis is, but I have a friend who may have it and I would like to know more about it. Thank you.

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Transient global amnesia (TGA), is an anxiety-producing temporary loss of short-term memory. Typically, patients will not be able to remember events for the past few hours, and not be able to retain new information for more than a few minutes. Patients will suffer the effects of TGA for up to 24 hours, after which symptoms resolve. Worldwide, its incidence is approximately 2.9–10/100 000 cases per year.
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Transient global amnesia?

can a doctor tell if you had Transient global amnesia like by getting a cat scan

If you think you had an episode of transient global amnesia then you need to get a CT scan just to make sure that you did not have a stroke. A CT scan does show brain changes if the TGA attack is ongoing while the CT scan is being done. I doubt the CT scan would give evidence of a past TGA episode unless there was brain damage but I do not know this for sure. PET scans are also done for TGA. Talk to your physician because any episode resembling a TGA needs to be taken seriously and risk of stroke eliminated. good luck

http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic380.htm  (+ info)

I am suffering transient global amnesia. ?

it has been weeks, any suggestions as to help make this get any better? this sucks, i still get lost on the way to work.

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What is transient Global Amnesia?

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Here is info on Transient Global Amnesia:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/transient-global-amnesia/DS01022/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print  (+ info)

Would someone with Global Amnesia still know how to speak?

I'm not talking about Transient Global Amnesia, which only lasts 24 hours and is more common among the middle aged and elderly.
I'm talking about Global Amnesia, which is a *total* loss of memory. Unfortunately, I'm not able to find much information on this beyond that simple explanation.
I'm asking because I'm writing a story which involves a character having his memory completely wiped. In all other stories where I've come across amnesiac characters, they still remember how to speak and the first thing they'll ask is "Who am I?" Considering that they've lost both short term and long term memories, this seems unlikely to me.
Can someone clarify whether or not global amnesiacs retain their knowledge of language?

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can severe cases of schizophrenia lead to amnesia?

is it possible for a person suffering from a form of schizophrenia to create their own form of amnesia? have any psychologists ever heard of such a thing? and i'm not talking about transient global amnesia, i mean permanent global amnesia. even if no one has ever heard of such a condition, do you think it's at least possible for this sort of condition to arise? it's for a science fiction story i'm writin, so it's just for reference. thanks.

I'm a schizophrenia paranoid. I suffered total amnesia from a blow to the head (required brain surgery) of a several month period, about 20 years ago. I am not a psychiatrist so can't honestly say whether amnesia can develop with out injury to a schizophrenia victim. By the way there are several different types of schizophrenia.

Good luck in your research, please don't portray your schizophrenic characters as violent in your writing. Schizophrenics are no more violent than normal people.Good mental health, peace and Love!  (+ info)

Has anyone had any experience of Global Amnesia?

Who could possibly remember?  (+ info)

Transient psychosis with amnesia?

Can someone help me understand this? I have a friend who is schizoaffective, bipolar and borderline personality, but with an odd symptom. Occasionally she will slip into a psychotic singsong for a few moments, then return to 'normal' and not recall what she had just said. Can someone explain this to me?

This distinction is not always as obvious as the description suggests. Emotion and behavior are more fluid and less
easy to classify than physical symptoms. Seriously depressed and manic people often have hallucinations and
delusions. Mania can be impossible to distinguish from an acute schizophrenic reaction, and psychotic or delusional
depression is important enough to rate its own classification by some psychiatrists. Mood changes occur both as
symptoms of schizophrenia and as reactions to its devastating effects; for example, depression after a schizophrenic
episode (post-psychotic depression) is common and often severe, and it is during this time that a person suffering
from schizophrenia is most likely to commit suicide.
Schizophrenic apathy and an incapacity for pleasure can also be mistaken for depression. Often a diagnosis has to be
changed from one kind of major mental disorder to the other. In a recent study of more than 936 people with a severe
psychiatric disorder who were hospitalized at least four times in a seven-year period, investigators found that about
25% of those originally given other diagnoses (including bipolar disorder) and 33% of those originally given other
diagnoses (including bipolar disorder) had a final diagnosis of schizophrenia.  (+ info)

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