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Should I be concerned if a family member has transient global amnesia?

If someone you know has an episode of transient global amnesia seek medical attention but do not be too alarmed. The doctor will rule out other causes like a stroke or serious illness before determining transient global amnesia. Transient global amnesia occurs suddenly and usually resolves with 24 hours. Most people who have experienced an episode never have another. The  doctor may recommend that the person avoid the activity that may have triggered the event to avoid another occurrence.

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