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September 17, 2008

Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care

JAMA. 2008;300(11):1359. doi:10.1001/jama.300.11.1359

I just met with a woman having a history of memory loss. Although her daughters are still only toddlers, she cannot remember them as infants. She cannot remember the details of her friendship with a childhood friend or remember what her personality is like. She only remembers bits and pieces of her childhood. While she does have a medical history of sexual molestation and a current predisposition toward depression, her physical examination findings are normal, except for crying when she talks about her memory loss.