23 Jul


What is Amnesia?

An amnesia is a form of memory loss. Some people with amnesia have difficulty forming new memories. Others can’t recall facts or past experiences. People with amnesia usually retain knowledge of their own identity, as well as motor skills.

Mild memory loss is a regular part of aging. Significant memory loss, or the inability to form new memories, may indicate the presence of an amnestic disorder.

The main symptom of amnesia is memory loss or inability to form new memories. If you have amnesia, you will have difficulty in recalling a memory about facts, events. You will still have your general skills, such as your ability to walk, as well as fluency in any languages you speak.

There are different types of amnesia, including retrograde amnesia, anterograde amnesia, and transient global amnesia.

Current Scenario:- 

? Dissociative amnesia occurs only in 7% of the general population.

? A minimum of 2% of people in the US population has dissociative amnesia at any given time.

? There is a higher chance to experience dissociative amnesia when other factors, such as abuse, torture, or experiencing a natural disaster occur.

? About 33% of the women who have been diagnosed with this condition experience some form of abuse and did not report it.

? About 68% of women who have dissociative amnesia and experienced sexual assaults.

? 20 % of children are suffering from amnesia due to sexual abuse.

? Domestic violence victims can experience partial memory loss in up to 13% of all cases.

? 16% of veterans who have either witnessed a combat injury or suffered one themselves have also experienced a partial memory loss.

? Women experience dissociative amnesia more as compare to men.

? Most patients diagnosed with dissociative amnesia have either localized or selective amnesia.

? Only 30% of psychiatrists believe that this dissociative disorder should be included in the diagnostic manual without reservation.

Yoga Asanas For Amnesia:-

1. Bakasana (Crane Pose)

? Bakasana gives a sense of balance, improves concentration and coordination.

2. Padmasana (Lotus Pose):-

? Padmasana relaxes your mind and reduces muscular tension.

3. Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend):-

? Padahastasana invigorates your nervous system and increases blood supply to your brain.

4. Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose):-

? Sarvangasana cures insomnia, relieves hypertension and soothes headaches.

What food to eat?

? Coffee

? Blueberries

? Turmeric

? Broccoli

? Pumpkin Seeds

? Dark Chocolate

? Eggs

? Green Tea

So these are the foods to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from Amnesia.

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