Korsakoff’s Syndrome and the Memory

Korsakoff’s Syndrome is a chronic alcoholic disorder due to vitamin deficiencies.

The principal characteristics are  extreme memory defects and confabulation . The patient fabricates all kinds of fanciful tales to fill in the gaps in his memory.

The memory defect in Korsakoff’s Syndrome is for recent events.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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