Post-Traumatic Amnesia

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A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury might emerge from unconsciousness disoriented, confused and acting unlike themselves. This can be a highly confronting and upsetting experience for their loved ones - so, what does this mean for the patient and their recovery?

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The term post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) refers to the state of confusion, disorientation and memory loss that can occur immediately after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). PTA begins immediately after the injury (in cases where the patient does not lose consciousness) or immediately after the patient emerges from a coma or loss of consciousness, and lasts until the return of their continuous memory. This may last from a few minutes to several weeks, or even months.

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Sally Forshaw
29 Jun 2022
Comprehensive, well explained, interesting read
Debra Curran
23 Jun 2022
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Excellent comprehensive article on post traumatic amnaesia
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Very useful
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05 Aug 2022
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Well resourced and easy to comprehend explanation
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