Year: 2000 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.157, no.11, (November 2000), p.1884-1885 SIEC No: 20011024

In this letter to the editor, the author reports the case of a 22-year-old male who was seen after a suicide attempt. Afterwards, the patient could relate his personal history up until the age of 18 but he had no memory of events past that time. During testing, he was able to repeat words accurately but could not recall any new material once he moved on to other tasks. Other than profound memory deficits, the results of mental status examinations were normal. (1 ref.)