Theodule-Armand Ribot: A Study Of Amnesia

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Theodule-Armand Ribot, a French psychologist discovered amnesia by observing patients that tend to lose recent memories.
What Ribot studied gave scientists more knowledge about amnesia and they started thinking about finding a cure.
He studied amnesia from 1885-1888.
Amnesia can cause many serious health problems, it could eventually lead up to brain damage.
Anterograde Amnesia: you can't create new memories.
Retrograde Amnesia: you can't remember any events that had occurred.
Post-traumatic Amnesia: you are confused because of a recent brain injury.
Dissociative Amnesia: a mental illness that breaks down your memory.
Repressed Memory: it effects your actions, thoughts, and desire.
Dissociative Fugue: a very rare condition where
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Here are a few things that can cause amnesia:
Brain Inflammation
Lack of oxygen in the brain
Long-term alcohol abuse
Tumors in the brain that control the memory
Brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
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