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    Is amnesia reversible?

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    Dr Nicholas Bradfield

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychologist

    Dr Bradfield is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in private practice and in the public health system in Melbourne, Australia. He has clinical experience conducting neuropsychological … View Profile

    It depends on the cause, severity and type of amnesia. 

    In dementias such as Alzheimer's disease one would typically expect gradual deterioration of memory abilities. 

    In stroke and traumatic brain injuries there may be improvement in memory particularly over the first few months, but there may be gradual improvements up to 1 to 2 years after the event. 

    In Transient Global Amnesia there may be complete restoration of memory after a short amount of time. 

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