'Developmental dysmnesia': A case report

Claudia Casalini, Daniela Brizzolara, M. Cristina Cavallaro, Paola Cipriani

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We report a 9-year-old girl who presented from an early age a severe and specific verbal memory disorder, in the absence of a definite etiology. The results of an extensive neuropsychological assessment showed a dissociation between normal visuo-spatial memory abilities and a marked short-term and long-term verbal memory impairment. We argue that our case is affected by 'developmental dysmnesia', a condition so far described in two cases only. The disorder affected episodic as well as semantic verbal memory. The long term effects on learning and cognition of a memory deficit occurring early in childhood are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-727
Number of pages15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Developmental dysmnesia
  • Developmental dysphasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience(all)


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