Amnesia, otherwise called an amnestic syndrome, is a type of memory loss, where the person loses memories of facts, experiences, and information. It is characterized by difficulty in learning new information and past events, called anterograde and retrograde amnesia. Amnesia results from any disease or injury affecting the brain.

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Can head injury affect a person's intelligence?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a bike accident. Is it possible to lose one's intelligence or IQ from a head injury?  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear this. The short answer to your question is that yes.¬†Memory, recall, attention span can all be negatively affected after a head injury. This is dependent on multiple factors like age, associated illness, CT and MRI findings, surgery, post injury rehabi...  Read Full »

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