Amnesia is a profound memory loss due to a head injury, traumatic event or ingestion of a toxic substance which affects the brain. The main types being:
- retrograde amnesia where people are unable to remember events before an accident in which they suffer damage to the head;
- Korsakov's psychosis - memory loss caused by prolonged alcohol abuse;
- traumatic amnesia - this follows brain damage caused by a severe blow to the head;
- hysterical amnesia - caused by psychological trauma
The treatment varies according to the type of amnesia and the suspected cause.
Private treatment is available at: