DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF AMNESIA
Differential diagnosis of amnesia are :
-drugs ( benzodiazepines, midazolam, alcohol)
-postsurgical ( lobectomy)
-Central nervous system neoplasm
-Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease
-herpes simplex encephalitis
-cerebrovascular accident ( hippocampus, thalamus, basal forebrain)
-degenerative disease ( Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease)
-alcoholism ( Korsakoff syndrome)
-transient global amnesia ( emotional stress, exertion, minor trauma, spontaneous)
-trauma to the the head
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