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Mystery surrounds spate of amnesia cases

January 28, 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)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by papageorge1 5 years ago
Another good reason not to abuse substances.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Parsec 5 years ago
So are they implying it's a new drug?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Stiff 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
Obviously, they were bugged by the reptiloids but something went a bit wrong.
Comment icon #5 Posted by ChaosRose 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
I dont remember anything about this
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam 5 years ago
About what?
Comment icon #9 Posted by jonesjd27 5 years ago
I'm sure it has nothing to do with the major chemtrails poisoning our brains


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