ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA (SMRITI VIBHRAMS) AYURVEDIC TREATMENT: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Bishnoi Poonam * and Kumar Pankaj
Abstract: Anterograde amnesia is the inability to acquire and retain new information. Amnesia has an incidence of 5 per 1,00,000 population per year. It usually effects patients between the age of 40 and 60 years, at an average age of 61 years. The disease anterograde amnesia and smriti Vibhrams are similar in their etiology, sign and symptoms. Smriti Vibhrams refers to a state characterized by deviation from normalcy this means either reduced memory or selective memory. In this case a 36-year-old male having chief complained is unable to retain knowledge, poor concentration and disremembering. Neurological exam and psychological test have been done for the proper diagnosis. With the help of this we diagnosed Anterograde amnesia vis-à-vis Smriti Vibhrams. Treatment includes Sadhyovamana, Classical Virechana, Pratimarsha nasya and oral medications. The treatment was found to be good in Anterograde amnesia. Patient got 40-50% relief. This was a single case study, and a single case study may not be sufficient enough to prove significance of any treatment, but it gives an idea for the line of treatment to be adopted in such cases.
Keyword: Anterograde Amnesia, Smriti Vibhrams, Smriti Sagar Rasa.