Although the surgery was partially successful in controlling his epilepsy, a severe side effect was that he became unable to form new memories. The surgery took place in and H. Molaison's brain was kept at University of California, San Diego where it was sliced into histological sections on December 4, Institute at UC Davis. Henry Molaison was born on February 26, in Manchester, Connecticut, and experienced intractable epilepsy that has sometimes been attributed to a bicycle accident at the age of seven. He worked for a time on an assembly line but, by the age of 27, he had become so incapacitated by his seizures, despite high doses of anticonvulsant medication, that he could not work nor lead a normal life.
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Objective: To report a case of severe memory loss in an elderly patient after initiation of fluoxetine. She developed progressive memory loss over the next 6 weeks for which she ultimately was hospitalized. Other potential causes for her memory loss were ruled out. After fluoxetine was discontinued, the patient's memory improved significantly over the next 2 months. An objective causality assessment indicated a possible relationship between the memory loss and fluoxetine in this patient. Discussion: Our report documents a case of severe reversible memory deterioration after initiating fluoxetine. Fluoxetine has a favorable adverse effect profile when compared with older classes of antidepressants.
Memory Loss Case Study
Symptoms of depression include sadness and changes in mood. Depression, though, is a complex diagnosis that affects many aspects of functioning, including memory. A analysis of earlier studies into the effects of depression and memory found that people with at least one symptom of depression self-reported memory complaints and other symptoms of depression. This suggests that memory loss could be a symptom of depression. Some older people may mistake symptoms of depression as dementia.
Suffering from a rare epileptic disorder, Mark Stott, 42, vanished from his hometown of Bristol for over a week only to resurface in a supermarket car park in Swansea. Amazingly, Stott walked the mile journey barefoot and remembers nothing at all of the trek Known as Non Epileptic Attack Disorder, the condition affects approximately one in every people and can cause sufferers to lose entire days and in extreme cases even years.