Generalized Dissociative Amnesia: Episodic, Semantic and Procedural Memories lost and found∗

@article{vanderHart2001GeneralizedDA,
  title={Generalized Dissociative Amnesia: Episodic, Semantic and Procedural Memories lost and found∗},
  author={Onno van der Hart and Ellert R S Nijenhuis},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={35},
  pages={589 - 600}
}
Objective: This review tests Ribot's classic twofold categorization of generalized amnesia (GA) into Type I, total loss of episodic memory, and Type II, additional more or less extensive loss of semantic and/or procedural memory. It also explores his law of regression, according to which, cast in modern terms, recovery of lost procedural and semantic memories precedes recovery of episodic memory, as well as reported aetiological factors. Method: Clinically and formally assessed cases of GA… 

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