Transient Global Amnesia (TGA)

Transient Global Amnesia (TGA) is a rare condition exhibited by temporary memory loss that isn't explained by neurological conditions such as stroke or epilepsy. TGA is sudden and is typically of short duration lasting less than 24 hours. A person suffering from TGA retains memories of who they are and who other people are, language, behaviors, and social skills. What they can't recall are recent events. They won't remember how or when they arrived to the location where the TGA started. They repeat questions and statements and the ability to retain new information is disabled. Because of confusion anxiety and agitation are frequently associated with TGA. TGA is usually isolated and doesn't occur again.

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