Memory Disorder

Memory disorder is the result of damage to neuroanatomical structures that hinders the storage, retention and recollection of memories. Memory disorders can be progressive, including Alzheimer's disease, or they can be immediate including disorders resulting from head injury.

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Memory Disorder - In Popular Culture
... Characters with memory disorders have helped to move literature and media along by allowing for either suspense to be created through retrograde or traumatic amnesia as seen ... It can also provide comic relief if one introduces a character who has short-term memory impairments ... from movies and television shows that often depict characters suffering from memory disorders include Denny Crane, a character from the television show Boston Legal shows cognitive impairment that ...
Psychogenic Amnesia
... Psychogenic amnesia, or dissociative amnesia, is a memory disorder characterized by sudden retrograde autobiographical memory loss, said to occur for a period of time ranging from hours to years ... amnesia" has been defined as a dissociative disorder "characterized by retrospectively reported memory gaps ... of a traumatic or stressful nature." The atypical clinical syndrome of the memory disorder (as opposed to organic amnesia) is that a person with psychogenic amnesia is profoundly unable to remember personal ...

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