What is the difference between retrograde and anterograde amnesia in postconcussive syndrome (PCS)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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When someone who suffers a TBI recovers from a period of loss of consciousness they often have retrograde amnesia, that is, they cannot remember the accident and the few minutes prior to the accident. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to recall what happens in the minutes after recovering from loss of consciousness.


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