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679 Possible Causes for Amnesia, Insomnia

  • Dementia

    Introduction Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed to treat insomnia and anxiety, with about 9-12% of older adults in the United States reporting use. 1 2 These drugs are[bmj.com] As arteriosclerotic brain disease progresses, amnesia tends to extend further into the past,… Read More[britannica.com] Graveline, for one, is certain that Lipitor was to blame for his 1999 amnesia incident.[scientificamerican.com]

  • Benzodiazepine

    […] for their insomnia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The main effects of benzodiazepines are sedation, hypnosis, decreased anxiety, anterograde amnesia, centrally mediated muscle relaxation and anti-convulsant activity.[doi.org] We studied the sleep of patients with insomnia during continuous and very long-term use of benzodiazepines (BZDs), and after withdrawal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Barbiturate

    Blues; Nembies; Seccies EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION Depressant CHEMICAL NAME Various (see below) DESCRIPTION Barbiturates are a class of sedative drugs prescribed for anxiety and insomnia[erowid.org] CNS Drowsiness, Ataxia, Amnesia, Euphoria. 2. Respiration Depression, Hiccough, Laryngospasm, Bronchospasm 3. CVS Decreased B.P—- Myocardial depression 4.[howmed.net] The barbiturates have been used to treat insomnia (trouble in sleeping); but if they are used regularly (for example, every day) for insomnia, they are usually not effective[mayoclinic.org]

  • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate

    This withdrawal syndrome includes insomnia, anxiety and tremor; withdrawal symptoms resolve in 3-12 days.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Among the possible described side-effects after the continued consumption of GHB are amnesia and deterioration of memory.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common patient symptoms were tremor (67%), hallucinations (63%), tachycardia (63%) and insomnia (58%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    […] to characterize volumetric and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) changes in patients with prion diseases who presented with either Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) or fatal insomnia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Besides amnesia and impaired attention (89% each), frontal lobe syndrome (75%), aphasia (63%), and apraxia (57%) were the most common neuropsychological deficits.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In its extreme forms, memory loss is called amnesia. Treatment for traumatic brain injuries commonly includes medications, counseling, and/or occupational therapy.[dementiacarecentral.com]

  • Pellagra

    A few weeks later, the patient developed nervousness, irritability, insomnia and, consequently, delusional ideas and hallucinations, for which he had to be hospitalized.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Korsakoff's psychosis involves a loss of memory of the immediate past and often elaborate confabulation which tends to conceal the amnesia.[fao.org] The brain starts to degenerate causing the person to have insomnia, anxiety, aggression, and depression.[untamedscience.com]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    […] values in patients without insomnia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Korsakoff syndrome (KS) is characterized by dense anterograde and retrograde amnesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] alone Depending on alcohol in times of stress Turning to alcohol as a means of entertainment Associating with drinkers Drinking early on in the day and late into the night Insomnia[harborvillageflorida.com]

  • Endogenous Depression

    Some of the typical characteristic features of depression endogenous include insomnia , sleeplessness , depleting energy levels, inability to focus or poor concentration levels[all-on-depression-help.com] This condition is called retrograde amnesia. You may also have trouble recalling events that occurred during the weeks of your treatment.[mayoclinic.org] […] individuals exhibit anhedonia, irritability, persistent sadness or sense of worthlessness, asthenia, isolation, eating disorders leading to weight changes, lack of motivation, insomnia[symptoma.com]

  • Neurosyphilis

    Headaches, insomnia or interrupted sleep, absentmindedness and a fluctuating temper may appear in the beginning.[symptoma.com] Diagnosis of neurosyphilis should be suspected in the presence of a global cognitive impairment consisting in disorientation, amnesia and severe impairment of speech and judgement[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 51-year-old woman with disorientation and amnesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Insulinoma

    The same team demonstrated a positive impact on quality of life in a series of 50 patients, with improvement in fatigue, insomnia and pain scores [ 109 ].[em-consulte.com] Neuroglycopenic symtoms oberserved in patients are headache, confusion, lethargy, diplopia, blurred vision, amnesia, seizures and in more severe cases unconsciousness.[symptoma.com] Neuroglycopenia Adrenergic Diplopia (double vision) Weakness, warmth Blurred vision Sweating Confusion, Abnormal behavior Hunger Amnesia to Symptoms, Events Tremor Seizures[endocrinediseases.org]

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