Impairment of consciousness and memory in migraine: A review

T. Sacquegna, P. Cortelli, A. Baldrati, P. De Carolis, P. Tinuper

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Four distinctive patterns of consciousness and memory impairment can be recognized during a migraine attack: 1. syncope, 2. transient global amnesia, 3. confusional state, 4. epileptic seizure. We discuss old and new views concerning the mechanisms responsible for these different disturbances of consciousness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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