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Amnesia

Causes

Many different factors can trigger memory loss:

  • Brain tumors (PubMed Health 2012)
  • Stroke (Novitzke 2008)
  • Radiotherapy (Parkin 1991; Christianson 1994; Warrington 2012)
  • Traumatic brain damage (PubMed Health 2012)
  • Migraine headaches (PubMed Health 2012)
  • Heat stroke (Cha 2013)
  • Medications, such as benzodiazepines (Uzun 2010)
  • Epilepsy (Bilo 2009)
  • Infections (especially of the nervous system) including Lyme disease, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis (PubMed Health 2012)
  • Deficiencies of vitamins and other nutrients, such as vitamin B12 or thiamine (PubMed Health 2012)
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia (Hirai 2001; Ally 2012)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption (Nespor 2004)
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (Fredericks 2012)
  • General anesthesia (though this is often the desired effect) (Perouansky 2011)
  • Psychological trauma