amnestic disorder

amnestic disorder

(am-nes′tik)
Any of a group of disorders marked by memory disturbance that is due either to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition or to the persistent effects of a drug, toxin, or similar substance. Affected patients are unable to recall previously learned information or past events. Social or occupational functioning is significantly impaired.
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Substance-induced amnestic disorder and primary dementia induced by substances in the chapter on neurocognitive disorders are also included under substance use disorders.
Instead she has battled post-traumatic stress disorder and an unusual medical condition known as amnestic disorder that leaves her forgetful of both the small and large details of her life.
Booze can affect blood flow to the brain and electrical activity - extreme cases include alcohol amnestic disorder (memory disorder) and dementia.
The symptoms do not meet criteria for Dementia Due to Head Trauma and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., Amnestic Disorder Due to Head Trauma, Personality Change Due to Head Trauma).
Apathy is also listed among the associated features of delirium, dementia due to HIV, dementia due to head trauma, dementia due to Pick's disease, amnestic disorder due to a general medical condition, and separation anxiety disorder, he pointed out.
Head trauma is the usual cause of amnesia in movies, but in reality sudden amnestic disorders are far more likely to be induced by neurosurgical operations, brain infection or stroke, causes with less melodramatic cachet.