Amnésia retrógrada funcional grave: Relato de caso

Translated title of the contribution: Severe functional retrograde amnesia: Case report

Maila De Castro L. Neves, Rogério Gomes Beato, Carla Monteiro Girodo, Hélio Lauar, Rodrigo Nicolato, João Vinícius Salgado, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Background: A classic amnestic syndrome is characterized by a significant impairment of the anterograde memory, a variable and transitory retrograde amnesia with preserved non-declarative memory. However, case reports of patients with disproportionate compromise of the retrograde memory have been described in the recent literature. Objectives: To report a 26-year-old patient with a severe global retrograde amnesia with no evident triggering factor. Methods: Psychiatric interview and neuropsychological evaluation. Results: His memory loss compromised all domains of his life, although he could acquire and retain new information. He also exhibited prominent deficits in production and comprehension of common words as well as in recognition and use of objects. Discussion: The final diagnostic formulation of the present case is difficult possibly indicating a continuum between psychogenic and organic retrograde amnesia.

Translated title of the contributionSevere functional retrograde amnesia: Case report
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Psiquiatria Clinica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Amnesia
  • Functional
  • Memory
  • Psychogenic
  • Retrograde amnesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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