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Widespread cognitive impairment in psychogenic anterograde amnesia.

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A 34-year-old man without a past history of any psychiatric or neurological disorder developed severe anterograde amnesia following a psychological trauma. Initial assessment of neuropsychological functions 3 months after the psychological trauma indicated severe memory deficits for acquiring new information in both verbal and visual modalities with widespread cognitive deficits in attention, executive functions, and intellectual ability. Importantly, working and remote memory were intact. Th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Volume:
61
Issue:
6
Pages:
583-586
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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EISSN:
1440-1819
ISSN:
1323-1316
URN:
uuid:cbfda85e-dc1d-41ba-826f-aef88740c70f
Source identifiers:
317628
Local pid:
pubs:317628

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