Patient discussion about amnesia

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Q. bipolar amnesia?

I am 39 yrs old and suffer from Bipolar Disorder. Last March I suffered from a severe depressive episode and was hospitalized. Since I was 19yrs old, I have been hospitalized 3 times. Each time I suffered from a weird kind of amnesia. I don't recall long periods of time while I was falling into this depressive state. It is pretty unnerving. Anyone ever experience this type of amnesia and how do you cope? It is scarey to not remember some pretty significant times-- my husband will bring up things that I have no recollection of. Any help or support will be greatly appreciated.

Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia

A1i'de let the doctor that diagnosed me with infantile amnesia to tell it to my parents, he can explains to your mother exactly what it means,treatments all sorts..
A2I think that you should just sit her down and tell her. It is not your fault that you have infantile amnesia. Maybe your mother can help you remeber some of the things you forgot. This is a good website on infantile amnesia. http://pages.slc.edu/~ebj/iminds01/notes/L8-infantile-amnesia/L8-inf-amn.html Hope this helps.
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