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Amnesia: A disorder in which the ability to store and recall new information, as well as past information may be lost. See detailed information below for a list of 45 causes of Amnesia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Amnesia.
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Amnesia as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Amnesia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Amnesia may include these symptoms:
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Read more about causes and Amnesia deaths.
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as ...read more »
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Partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
The list of organs typically affected by Amnesia may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Amnesia mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Amnesia. Of the 45 causes of Amnesia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Amnesia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Amnesia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Amnesia based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Amnesia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Amnesia:
Forgetfulness (342 causes), Memory symptoms (523 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Amnesia:
Memory loss (142 causes), Forgetfulness (342 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Head trauma (8 causes), Paralysis (325 causes), Anterograde amnesia, Retrograde amnesia, Post traumatic amnesia
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