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Psychogenic amnesia and self-identity: a multimodal functional investigation

Published inEuropean Journal of Neurology, vol. 18, no. 12, p. 1422-1425
Publication date2011

Patients with psychogenic amnesia generally suffer from episodic memory deficits associated with an impairment of self-identity. While the first is generally attributed to limbic dysfunction, the latter might be related to posterior parietal cortex.

  • Adult
  • Amnesia, Retrograde/etiology/pathology/psychology/radionuclide imaging
  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
  • Electroencephalography
  • Emigrants and Immigrants/psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Identity Crisis
  • Limbic System/pathology/physiopathology/radionuclide imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Memory, Episodic
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Parietal Lobe/pathology/physiopathology/radionuclide imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Self Concept
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Stress, Psychological/complications
Citation (ISO format)
ARZY, Shahar et al. Psychogenic amnesia and self-identity: a multimodal functional investigation. In: European Journal of Neurology, 2011, vol. 18, n° 12, p. 1422–1425. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2011.03423.x
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