✺Psychogenic Amnesia✺
(Dissociative Amnesia)

The definition of psychogenic amnesia is a memory disorder which is characterized by extreme memory loss that is caused by extensive psychological stress that cannot be attributed to a known Neurobiological cause.


Risk Factors-

  • Patients exposed to physically or emotionally traumatic events. Such as people who experienced combat. Individuals who have been sexually/physically abused during childhood and individuals who have been through domestic violence, natural disasters, or terrorist acts. Mostly anyone who has been psychological stress, internal conflict, and/or intolerable life situation.
Treatment-
  • Psychoanalysis - uses dream analysis. Can also involve placing the patient in extreme situations so they become over whelmed with intense emotion.
  • Medication and relaxation techniques -