Types of Amnesia, Causes and Treatment Methods : Assignment

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CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF A RANGE OFDELUSIONS AND COGNITIVE DISORDERS(AMNESIA)
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1DESCRIPTION OF AMNESIA......................................................................................................1About amnesia.............................................................................................................................1Cause...........................................................................................................................................1WEAKNESS RELATED WITH AMNESIA..................................................................................2Types of amnesia.........................................................................................................................2Case study on amnesia................................................................................................................4TREATMENT FOR AMNESIA.....................................................................................................4Examples of treatment.................................................................................................................4DETAIL DESCRIPTION ON AMNESIA......................................................................................5Critical evaluation.......................................................................................................................5SUGGESTIONS..............................................................................................................................5Treatment suggestions.................................................................................................................5CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONCognitive disorder is the serious mental disease and part of neurocognitive disorder. Inthis issue significant impairment occur in the cognitive functioning of human body andindividual fails to perform their routine activities effectively. This issue primarily impact onperson's learning, memory etc (Alzheimer's Association, 2013). Amnesia is the type of cognitivedisorder which is caused by brain damage in which memory of individual partially or whollylost. Present study will give detail description of Amnesia. Furthermore, types of Amnesia,causes and treatment methods will be discussed in the assignment.MAIN BODYDESCRIPTION OF AMNESIAAbout amnesiaAmnesia is the mental disorder in which memory of individual loss their memory andfails to recall their experiences. It can be caused by using drugs, dementia or serious headinjuries. In this condition individual can not perform their daily functions properly and person isrequired immediate treatment. In this disease people formation of new memories is very difficult.Confusions and uncoordinated movements are common symptoms of Amnesia. There are mainlytwo types of Amnesia: retrograde and anterograde (Nowrangi and Rosenberg, 2015). Brain ismost important part of human body when it gets damage then this disorder occurs and immediateresults in memory loss.CauseThe main reason of occurring Amnesia is brain damage or injury in brain. Possible causesof this disorder are as following:Stroke: It is one of the common cause due to which this issue occur and individual fails toremember anything from their memories.Lack of adequate oxygen in brain: heart attack, carbon monoxide poisoning etc. are manyissues due to which brain does not get sufficient amount of oxygen.Brain tumor is another cause of Amnesia (Meier and et.al, 2013).Use of alcohol: If the person is taking alcohol then immune system gets affected and thataffects the brain. Thus chances of increasing this disorder gets increased.Stress and trauma: Stress is the most common reason due to which dissociative amnesiacaused. In this situation mind of individual rejects feeling, and fails to recall memories.1
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