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Man’s scary experience with Transient Global Amnesia; a fascinating dive into a lesser-known mental condition


Man’s scary experience with Transient Global Amnesia; a fascinating dive into a lesser-known mental condition




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  • CarolFukinBaskin

    Exact experience I had when I got covid early on (pre-vaccine). That brain fog was the strangest thing I’ve ever experienced.

  • Nervous_Fix7426

    >Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a neurological disorder whose key defining characteristic is a temporary but almost total disruption of short-term memory with a range of problems accessing older memories. A person in a state of TGA exhibits no other signs of impaired cognitive functioning but recalls only the last few moments of consciousness, as well as possibly a few deeply encoded facts of the individual’s past, such as their childhood, family, or home perhaps

    >Both TGA and anterograde amnesia deal with disruptions of short-term memory. However, a TGA episode generally lasts no more than 2 to 8 hours before the patient returns to normal with the ability to form new memories. A patient with anterograde amnesia may not be able to form new memories indefinitely

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transient_global_amnesia

  • burningderp

    My dad had an episode years ago. Was very scary. He looked at his phone and saw “wife” in the contacts. Called my mom and said. Help.

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