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Mystery surrounds spate of amnesia cases


Posted on Saturday, 28 January, 2017 | Comment icon 9 comments

The cause of the memory loss remains unknown. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Andrew Mason
Doctors in Massachusetts have been left scratching their heads over a recent spate of amnesia cases.
A total of fourteen individuals were treated in Massachusetts between 2012 and 2016 for "striking anterograde amnesia" - a form of memory loss which prevents the sufferer from being able to form new short term memories.

Nine of the patients were reportedly unconscious when they were brought in to hospital and only experienced memory loss after waking up. In the other five cases, the patients had started to experience memory loss while at home and were brought in to hospital by a family member.

To further compound the mystery, all the amnesia patients were found to have significantly reduced blood flow to the hippocampus - the area of the brain responsible for memory.

Even more peculiar still was the fact that the blood flow to both hippocampi ( there is one on either side of the brain ) was reduced - a condition that is in itself very rare and unusual.

The only thing that seemed to connect the patients was that they all had a history of drug use or substance abuse and were all relatively young ( between the ages of 19 and 52 ).

Investigations in to the phenomenon remain ongoing.

Source: Live Science | Comments (9)

Tags: Amnesia, Massachusetts


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by papageorge1 on 28 January, 2017, 2:28
Another good reason not to abuse substances.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Parsec on 28 January, 2017, 13:09
So are they implying it's a new drug?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Stiff on 28 January, 2017, 13:10
I like the age differentials. And more so the fact that going by their constraints, it makes me still "relativelyyoung"
Comment icon #4 Posted by Chaldon on 28 January, 2017, 14:42
Obviously, they were bugged by the reptiloids but something went a bit wrong.
Comment icon #5 Posted by ChaosRose on 28 January, 2017, 15:10
They're trying to figure out whether it's a new syndrome related to drug abuse, or if there is some other toxic substance they were exposed to. Some of them were exposed to carbon monoxide.
Comment icon #6 Posted by cluey on 28 January, 2017, 15:56
lack of sleep can be a genetic problem.....and can actually cause death quicker that lack of food and water....
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin on 29 January, 2017, 8:49
I dont remember anything about this
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam on 29 January, 2017, 9:19
About what?
Comment icon #9 Posted by jonesjd27 on 14 March, 2017, 1:44
I'm sure it has nothing to do with the major chemtrails poisoning our brains


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