Transient Global Amnesia

Transient global amnesia is a sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can’t be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke. During an episode of transient global amnesia, your recall of recent events simply vanishes, so you can’t remember where you are or how you got there.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW218
Diagnosis: Transit Global Amnesia
US Patients: 0.00003% of population
World Patients:
Sex Ratio:
Age Onset: Ages 56-75; average age 62.
Brain Area: cavities in the hyppocampus found, may have prefrontal impairment later, may have ongoing memory problems
Symptoms: no short-term memory past the last few minutes and difficulty with older memories, lasts 2-8 and not more than 24 hours
Causes: some kind of epileptic or migraine event; 1/3 occur after a vigorous physical event and/80% overwork, exhaustion, stressful events


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