Amnestic Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Memory Loss Causes, Senility Causes, Amnesia Causes, Alcohol Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Amnestic Disorder?

Amnestic Disorder can be caused by variable factors involving structural and chemical trauma to the brain such as traumatic brain injury, concussion, and physical accidents that caused brain trauma and injury. It can also be due to standing medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, anorexia, aneurysm, encephalitis, tumors in the thalamus and/or hypothalamus, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, seizures, and cerebrovascular disease. Substance induced causes may also be the culprit such as alcoholism, drug abuse and toxin exposure to lead, carbon monoxide, mercury and forms of insecticides.

Could You Have Amnestic Disorder?

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Related Conditions

Dissociative Amnesia – functional amnesia, retrograde amnesia, anterograde amnesia, inability to recall of personal identity, dissociative fugue
Dissociative Identity Disorder – multiple personality disorder, memory loss, multiple distinct characters