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Psychiatric Disorders


 

Dissociative Amnesia

 

Category


Dissociative Disorders

 

Etiology


This disorder is typically brought on by a traumatic event.

 

Symptoms


The primary symptoms are memory gaps related to traumatic or stressful events which are too extreme to be accounted for by normal forgetting.

 

Treatment


Memory typically returns (and therefore the disorder dissipates) with time. Therapy can be useful to help with coping skills, but is not always needed unless the individual develops excessive fears or worries, or the memory loss has a drastic effect on their everyday functioning.

 

Prognosis


Prognosis is extremely good.

 

 

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