Does "Dispelling Confusion About Traumatic Dissociative Amnesia" Dispel Confusion? One Clinician's View
- A multicentre, randomised trial examining the effect of test procedures measuring emergence from post- traumatic amnesia. Tate, R. I.; Pfaff, A.; Baguley, I. J.; Marosszeky, J. E.; Hodgkinson, A. E.; King, C.; Lane-brown, A. T.; Hanna, J. // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jul2006, Vol. 77 Issue 7, p841
Background: Post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) tests that record different PTA durations in the same patient, thereby raising measurement accuracy issues, have been reported previously. A major problem lies in determining the end point of PTA. Aims: To delineate areas of discrepancy in PTA tests and...
- Doing Better by Getting Worse: Posthypnotic Amnesia Improves Random Number Generation. Terhune, Devin Blair; Brugger, Peter // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p1
Although forgetting is often regarded as a deficit that we need to control to optimize cognitive functioning, it can have beneficial effects in a number of contexts. We examined whether disrupting memory for previous numerical responses would attenuate repetition avoidance (the tendency to avoid...
- Inter-Identity Autobiographical Amnesia in Patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Huntjens, Rafaële J. C.; Verschuere, Bruno; McNally, Richard J. // PLoS ONE;Jul2012, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p1
Background: A major symptom of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID; formerly Multiple Personality Disorder) is dissociative amnesia, the inability to recall important personal information. Only two case studies have directly addressed autobiographical memory in DID. Both provided evidence...
- Questionable validity of 'dissociative amnesia' in trauma victims. Pope Jr., Harrison G.; Hudson, James L.; Bodkin, J. Alexander; Oliva, Paul // British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar98, Vol. 172, p210
Background We reviewed evidence from prospective studies to test whether individuals can develop amnesia for traumatic experiences, a process variously termed â€˜repressionâ€™, â€˜dissociative amnesiaâ€™ or â€˜psychogenic amnesiaâ€™. Method Using specified criteria, we...
- Fragment memories mark the end of childhood amnesia. Bruce, Darryl; Wilcox-O'Hearn, L. Amber; Robinson, John A.; Phillips-Grant, Kimberly; Francis, Low; Smith, Marilyn C. // Memory & Cognition;Jun2005, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p567
Adults described and dated two kinds of first remembrances: a personal event memory (the recollection of a personal episode that had occurred at some time in some place) and a memory fragment (an isolated memory moment having no event context and remembered, perhaps, as an image, a behavior, or...
- Reconsolidation Reconsidered. Riccio, David C.; Moody, Erik W.; Millin, Paula M. // Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science;Oct-Dec2002, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p245
Some of the considerations that led to a consolidation interpretation of retrograde amnesia (RA), which states that RA results from the disruption of memory processing and storage when neural activity is interrupted by a brain insult, are reviewed here. The time-dependent gradient of memory loss...
- amnesiac, amnesic. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p99
A definition of the term "amnesiac," which refers to a person who has amnesia, is presented.
- amnestic disorder. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p99
An encyclopedia entry for "amnestic disorders," a group of disorders marked by memory disturbance, is presented.
- Proactive Interference and Complexity. Humphreys, Michael S. // Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory & Cognition;May2001, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p872
Comments on the comparison of forgetting rates in amnesic patients and normal participants across a range of memory tasks, in articles by C.L. Isaac and A.R. Mayes. Findings from traditional proactive interference (PI) literature; Importance of analytical clarity of list-specific tasks.