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Amnesia

Amnesia (or amnaesia in Commonwealth English) is a condition in which memory is disturbed.

The causes of amnesia are organic or functional.

Organic causes include damage to the brain, through trauma or disease, or use of certain (generally sedative) drugs.

Functional causes are psychological factors, such as defense mechanisms.

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