Advertisement

How do medications treat amnesia?

Only one type of amnesia responds to medications. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is related to malnutrition and alcohol use and often responds to intravenous fluids and thiamine. Doctors sometimes prescribe an anti-depressant or anxiety medications to help someone with amnesia to deal with the underlying emotional cause or psychosocial affects of the condition.

Continue Learning about Amnesia

What do I need to know about caring for someone with amnesia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Caring for someone with amnesia may be frustrating at times. Depending on the extent of the amnesia,...
More Answers
What is anterograde amnesia?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
Someone who is suffering from anterograde amnesia is unable to recall incidents that occur after the...
More Answers
Are dementia and amnesia the same thing?
NorthShore University HealthSystemNorthShore University HealthSystem
Amnesia is memory loss that involves the inability to recall information, events, or facts. Amnesia ...
More Answers
Can amnesia be life-threatening?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Most forms of amnesia, especially those that fade quickly, will not seriously harm the body. Wernick...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.