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What are the specific symptoms for diagnosing transient global amnesia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The conditions that must be present to confirm transient global amnesia include sudden onset of memory loss, verified by a witness; the ability to identify oneself; the ability to verbally acknowledge familiar objects; not having epilepsy, a recent head injury, damage to the brain, or seizures during the episode; and a sudden onset of memory loss along with a gradual return of memory within 24 hours. Signs that may or may not be present in transient global amnesia are those common to many other diseases such as dizziness, headaches, vomiting, or chest pain.

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