Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Confabulation and the Brain, 2

No one specific cause for medical or psychiatric confabulation has been identified although several types of syndromes and disorders may underlie the symptoms, including:

  • Memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Anton’s syndrome, or denial of blindness
  • Capgras syndrome, the belief that an imposter has replaced a loved one
  • Korsakoff syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Split-brain syndrome
  • Aneurysm
 More tomorrow.

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