What increases my risk for amnesia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The use of certain drugs like lithium; alcoholism; stress; stroke; and seizures can increase your risk for amnesia. If you have brain surgery or experience head trauma, you increase your risk of developing amnesia. Transient global amnesia may be the result of arterial blockage or migraines in young adults. Your risk of amnesia also increases if you experience brain damage, or if you have seizures, cancer, or atherosclerosis.

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