Amnesia - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor treats amnesia?

Normally amnesia is treated by a psychiatrist.

2. Is alternative medicine useful for treating amnesia?

Herbal therapy recommends the consumption of nuts such as almonds and walnuts, fruits such as apples, oranges, dates, figs and grapes to counter memory loss.

It also recommends the use of spices and herbs such as black pepper, cumin seeds, rosemary and brahmi for memory-related ailments.

This above mentioned is not to be used as main -stream treatment for amnesia. They are memory enhancers and may be effective for mild memory- related disorders.

3. Does amnesia affect children?

Memory loss can occur in children as part of another condition and when it occurs it is better to seek medical help as early as possible. However, some adults who faced abuse as children would be unable to recollect that early phase of their abusive life. This is known as infantile amnesia.

4. Will an amnesiac be able to regain memory?

That depends on the type of amnesia. If the memory loss is due to an abusive substance stopping the use of that substance can help. If it is due to Transient Global Amnesia, memory can be largely regained and there is no memory loss. But in the other types of amnesia recovery of memory is dependant on the underlying causes and the degree of the disorder.

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In the fall of 2009 I woke up in Cozumel with no memory of how I got there. I remembered planning the trip for our 30th wedding anniversary. However could not recall driving to the airport, the flight, layover, Etc... Needless to say My Wife was very concerned. After a while we assumed that the tequilla sunrise we may have been tainted [My Wife hardly touched hers]. Skip ahead to the summer of 2010. grand mal seizure upon awakening from a mid afternoon nap. Paramedics medevaced to Hospital. MRI, EEG, EKG, ETC... No abnormamities found. Since then. numerous nocturnal petit mal seizures. Doctors keep increasing dosage of Keppra. Early memories of childhood, adolescence, early adulthood appear to be intact. However, short term memory of people and places are vague to non-existent. I have been noticing a lot of chatter about bilirubin build up in brain. I want my memory back!

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