Amnestic Disorder Treatments

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Kinds of Amnestic Disorder Treatments are Available?

The treatment for amnestic disorder varies according to the etiology of the condition. In 2002, there was no specific cure for amnestic disorder that was found to be effective and efficient. Patients with the condition associated with transient global amnesia often find remission of their memory loss with gradual improvement without treatment. Hence the memory loss in amnestic disorder due to transient global amnesia is self remitting with higher chances towards good recovery.

Mental rehabilitation becomes a popular form of treatment for amnestic disorder that uses memory techniques and memory tools in the form of association technique, lists, notes, calendars, and timers. This is also integrated with memory exercise to help one’s ability to recall and process new information.

Thiamin is a good source of treatment for those with amnestic disorder induced by alcoholism. Research studies also prove that paroxetine may help improve memory function of Alcohol Amnestic Disorder patients. Some says that enhancing serotonergic neurotransmission will play a great role for treating Amnestic Disorder. 6

For patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, medications like donepezil and tacrine can provide memory enhancement. These medications obstruct metabolism of the brain chemicals or neurotransmitters to enhance production of acetylcholine. These drugs are under study for its potential treatment for amnestic disorders due to other medical conditions. 7

Could You Have Amnestic Disorder?

Amnestic Disorder Topics

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