A sudden temporary episode of memory loss and confusion is called transient global amnesia . The criteria for its diagnosis is that it must not be attributed to any other neurological condition, such as a stroke or epilepsy. Those affected by the condition cannot recall recent events and are unable to make new memories. This often leads sufferers to repeat the same question despite already having been given the answer. However, affected individuals are able to know who they are and can recognize people they know well.

This condition is rare and is generally considered harmless and unlikely to reoccur after the first incident. Episodes tend to be short-lived, lasting only a couple of hours, with memory being fully intact once regained.

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