AMNESTIC DISORDER & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Amnestic Disorder"?
Amnestic Disorder, otherwise known as the Retrogade Amnesia, is a disorder where there unusually decline in memory function such as difficulty in recalling events that happened or facts that they know before the Amnestic Disorder.
Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms of Amnetic Disorder includes memory loss & disturbances, decline in memory ability , lack of insight regarding their memory loss hence there is denial that there is something wrong with their memory.
Treatment: How to Treat "Amnestic Disorder"?
At present there is no treatment that is made particularly for Amnetic Disorder however, it may be prevented through administration & treatment with the use of thiamin.
Amnestic Disorder is said to be caused by a structural or chemical damage to the brain parts which may be due to head trauma, tumors, stroke or due to a disease which affects the blood vessels of in the brain. It may also be caused by drug use, exposure to toxic chemicals, alcoholism & exposure to pesticides.
Amnestic Disorder may be diagnosed through imaging studies, mental state examination or MMSE to evaluate the person's cognitive functioning.