- Alerts readers to the symptoms and signs of transient global amnesia (TGA)
- Raises awareness of TGA so that it is not overlooked or misdiagnosed
- Alerts readers to other conditions which might be mistaken for TGA
- Provides readers with information about the various tests available
- Provides readers with current thinking on the causes of TGA
This brief, accessible book covers all aspects of transient global amnesia (TGA). First, it deals with the history of TGA before moving on to clinical and diagnostic features, and differential diagnosis. The investigation and management of TGA is then discussed, followed by treatment and prognosis. Each of the chapters is devoted to a practical and structured overview of the particular topic, with use of case studies to illustrate the material. Based in part on the author’s experience of TGA cases over 15 years and in part on a review of the published literature, this book will hopefully enlightenclinicians from a broad range of medical backgrounds on the clinical features, investigation, and pathogenesis of TGA.
Transient Global Amnesia is aimed at any clinician with an interest in, or who encounters patients with, acute amnesia: neurologists, general physicians, old age psychiatrists, geriatricians, clinical neuropsychologists, and primary care physicians, as well as other professions allied to medicine withsimilar interests, such as members of memory assessment teams.
J. Larner MA MD MRCP(UK) DHMSA PhD is a Consultant Neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, and Society of Apothecaries’ Honorary Lecturer in the History of Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK.