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171 Possible Causes for Amnesia, Impaired Judgement

  • Hypoglycemia

    […] weakness; palpitations; irritability; nervousness; tingling or warmth sensation; hunger; nausea; and vomiting Neuroglucopenic signs and symptoms: confusion, drowsiness, amnesia[ems1.com] […] with diabetes treated with insulin who may show reduction in spontaneous movements and speech, somnolence, poor thinking and work performance, changes in personality and amnesia[patient.info] Hypoglycemia symptoms include hunger, nausea, headache, rage, lethargy, daydreams, confusion, amnesia, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, jittery feelings, adrenaline[drlam.com]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    Requests for competency assessment of elderly patients are among the more common referrals that medical and surgical units make to consultation-liaison psychiatrists. Special considerations arise when impairment in cognition, judgment and function arise in the context of substance abuse. At what point during the[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    ; disrupted insight, judgement, and thought; reduced processing speed; distractibility; and deficits in executive functions such as abstract reasoning, planning, problem-solving[en.wikipedia.org] Participants showing poorer outcome on the GOSE had significantly longer posttraumatic amnesia duration; less education; performed more poorly on cognitive measures of information[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient did not experience loss of consciousness or post-traumatic amnesia and the patient's Glasgow Coma Scale score was 15.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected.[who.int] Amnesia: A minimal model and an interpretation. In Cermak, L. S. (ed.), Human Memory and Amnesia, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ, pp. 305–336.[oadoi.org] Progression is evident as increasing impairment of memory developing gradually into a global impairment of cognition, including orientation, language, judgement, perceptual[dx.doi.org]

  • Head Injury

    Post-traumatic amnesia in a worker presenting with head trauma must be recognised by coworkers, so the cause of injury can be elicited early and the victim gets timely medical[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that absence of retrograde amnesia (odds ratio [OR] 4.1, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.8-9.7) was associated with noncompliance[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] clear whether all anticoagulated patients with a head injury should receive CT scanning or only those with evidence of traumatic brain injury (eg, loss of consciousness or amnesia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Endogenous Depression

    This condition is called retrograde amnesia. You may also have trouble recalling events that occurred during the weeks of your treatment.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Brain Concussion

    Some individuals with concussion also have post-traumatic amnesia, meaning a loss of memory for events immediately after they regain consciousness.[weillcornellbrainandspine.org] […] primarily related to behavior and cognition - emotional lability, depression, and irritability are main patterns of mood disorders, whereas forgetfulness, memory loss, transient amnesia[symptoma.com] A period of amnesia, or not recalling what has happened, is essential to the diagnosis of concussion.[brainfoundation.org.au]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Abstract Korsakoff syndrome (KS) is characterized by dense anterograde and retrograde amnesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There is often a temporal gradient to the retrograde amnesia, with earlier memories more readily recalled than recent memories.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alcohol Dementia

    […] logical thinking on tasks which require planning, organising, common sense judgement and social skills Problems with balance Decreased initiative and spontaneity.[dementiagippsland.com.au] In contrast, retrograde amnesia will aggravate disorientation in time, space and among other people.[symptoma.com] Hallucinations Delusions Impaired memory Personality changes – ranging from depressed and withdrawn to excited and irritable.[healthhype.com]

  • Stroke

    […] of the limbic system, and stroke is the only etiology of amnesia that can delineate the entire pathway of memory and critical convergence points. (3) Stroke also impairs[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Papanicolaou, AC, Levin, HS, Eisenberg, HM, Moore, BD, Goethe, KE, High, WM Evoked potential correlates of posttraumatic amnesia after closed head injury.[journals.sagepub.com] […] with the associated deficits often illuminates additional aspects of memory functions. (2) Stroke produces amnesia by damage to critical convergence white matter connections[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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