However, none of these theories clearly and consistently explain the features of TGA. Because no one theory appears to apply to all people with TGA, some speculate that TGA may have multiple different causes.
Events that reportedly may trigger an episode of TGA include:
There is a distinct form of TGA that may occur following excessive alcohol consumption, large sedative doses of barbiturates, the use of several illicit drugs, or sometimes, relatively small doses of benzodiazepines.
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Can this be genetic? I have a brother who was diagnosed with this and he only experienced it for a short time. He had no side effects and the next day returned to work. See answer
My mother has had 2 to 3 episodes of transient global amnesia (TGA) in the last 8 months. How often does a person have repeated episodes of TGA? What can we do to make them stop? See answer