This chapter focuses on the amnestic syndrome or an impairment in the ability to form new memories. The chapter first describes the history of amnestic disorder and provides a background on memory and memory function. Descriptions of the four amnestic syndromes (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, transient global amnesia, mild cognitive impairment, and hysterical amnesia) are then provided. Finally, the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of amnestic syndrome are described.
|Title of host publication||The Medical Basis of Psychiatry|
|Subtitle of host publication||Third Edition|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2008|
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Transient global amnesia
- Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome