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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 55 (2013) 4, 281 - 285

Case report

A profound retrograde amnesia of almost 30 years and the role of organic, intentional and psychogenic factors

L.H. Weusten, R. Severeijns, C. Leue

Summary
A profound retrograde amnesia of almost 30 years and the role of organic, intentional and psychogenic factors – L.H. Weusten, R. Severeijns, C. Leue –A 57-year-old man was referred to the Department of Psychiatry & Psychology of a university hospital because of recurrent depressive episodes. He claimed to have had a total amnesia for approximately the first 30 years of his life following an incident resembling a fugue. This case of a focal retrograde amnesia shows the limitations of a dichotomic view of organic, psychogenic and intentional factors.

keywords psychogenic amnesia, retrograde amnesia, simulation