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Dissociative Amnesia

Your only familiarity with amnesia can out of what you will read in a novel or seen on television or in cinemas. The essential feature of dissociative amnesia is a sudden inability to remember important personal information, usually a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness and is not associated with a general medical condition. Most often the missing information is related to the individual personal identity and may include name, age, marital status, professional information and personal history are. The person's Fund of general knowledge is generally intact. This helps the disease from medical conditions in which general information is usually lost the first differentiation and personal information is retained until the end. People with Dissociative amnesia are usually aware of the fact that she is not able to recall important personal information. Several types of dissociative amnesia have in the literature on the nature of the disorder described in memory. Localized amnesia is contrary to all the events to remember for a limited time. This shall be as the most common form of dissociative amnesia. Selective amnesia is a failure to remember some but not all of the events during a limited period. Generalized amnesia means a failure of memory for important personal information that includes the person's life. This form occurs mostly at the police station or hospital emergency rooms. is affected in continuous amnesia for recall events after a certain time up to and including the present one. Finally, a systematized amnesia loss of memory for certain categories of information, like the memory associated with a family or a particular person.

Dissociative amnesia may be found in every age group, from young children adults. The onset of the disease is usually sudden and often occurs after a traumatic experience. Only one episode of amnesia may be reported, even if two or more episodes are not uncommon. Unusual somatic sensations, dizziness, headaches, or feelings of depersonalization can be reported. The reported duration of the events that are not recalled to minutes may be up years, but usually not more than a few days. Recovery is often spontaneous. Dissociative Amnesia Dissociative Fugue needs of the sudden, unexpected travel away from home or in the usual place of work, by the inability of the past and confusion about personal identity or assumption recall involves a new identity accompanied be distinguished.

K.C. Brownstone

K.C. Brownstone is an independent scholar who believes that critical thinking and spiritual reasoning should not be mutually exclusive. She received theological education from Dallas Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary. Personal subjects of interest are psychology and counseling.


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