Partial memory loss, specifically of an isolated event. Very conveniently (and in some cases thankfully) tends to happen to people after a night of drunken revelry . Lacunar Amnesia. by sheyenne | created – 6 months ago | updated – 6 months ago | Public. Lacunar amnesia is the loss of memory about one specific event. Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi. Dec;20(4) Lacunar infarctions presenting as memory loss and mental changes: four cases report. Tseng YH(1), Ryu SJ.
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Lacunar amnesia definition of lacunar amnesia by Medical dictionary https: Related to lacunar amnesia: Amnesia is usually the result of physical damage to areas of the brain from injury, disease, or alcoholism.
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Psychologic factors may also cause amnesia; a shocking or unacceptable situation may be too painful to remember, and the situation is then retained only in the subconscious mind. The technical term for this is repression. See also dissociative disorders.
Rarely is the memory completely obliterated. When amnesia results from a single physical or psychologic incident, such as a concussion suffered in an accident or a severe emotional shock, the victim may forget only the incident itself; the victim amnesiq be unable to recall events occurring before or after the incident or the order of events may be confused, with recent events imputed to the past and past events to recent times.
In another form, only certain isolated events are lost to memory.
Amnesia aknesia usually have a good chance of recovery if there is no irreparable brain damage. The recovery is often gradual, the memory slowly reclaiming isolated events while others are still missing. Psychotherapy may be necessary when the amnesia is due to a psychologic reaction.
Unlike retrograde amnesiait is the inability to form new memories. Called also localized amnesia.
The patient lacubar cannot recall important personal information and may wander about without purpose and in a confused state.
Persons with a dissociative disorder may at times forget what they are doing or where they are; when they regain self-awareness, they cannot recall what has taken place. A less severe form than amnesia is sleepwalking.
Dissociative disorders are very likely an attempt by the mind to shield itself from the anxiety caused by an unresolved conflict. The patient, upon encountering a situation that may be symbolic of this inner conflict, goes into a form of trance to avoid experiencing the conflict.
Called also traumatic amnesia. See also amnestic syndrome.
Unlike anterograde amnesiait is the loss of memories of past events.