View Full Version : Is ADD/ADHD a form of brain damage? Lacunar Amnesia


PorcelainRose
05-30-17, 03:25 PM
I'm not a scientist and I'm not sure where to post this, but recently I've been wondering about the connection between ADD/ADHD and Lacunar Amnesia. For those who don't know, Lacunar Amnesia is the loss of memory about one specific event. It is a type of amnesia that leaves a lacuna (a gap) in the record of memory in the cortex region of the brain. Causes are brain injury in the Limbic system, the Limbic system is where ADD/ADHD nests too. Controlling or corrupting the Amygdala, Hippocampus and Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Basal Ganglia, and Cingulate Gyrus. So, why is it that Lacunar Amnesia occurs in some individuals with ADD/ADHD and by something that's caused by brain damage, no less?

I'm curious to see how many of you ADD/ADHDers or even people who have loved ones have or know someone who experiences Lacunar Amnesia.

I feel as if there's some kind of connection. They're both centered in the Limbic System, one of ADHD/ADD causes are brain injury, and there's been recent study showing that brains that suffered from TBJ (Traumatic Brain Injury) look similar. Is ADD/ADHD a form of brain damage or is the occurrence of Lacunar Amnesia reveal how severe your ADD/ADHD is? What are everyone's thoughts?
I've had lacunar Amnesia twice and I googled it to receive little to no information except a forum post from this site where a couple members experienced it:
It was from 2005, here it is:
http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15455

Source: "Why Do Brain Injuries Look Like ADHD?" by Larry Maucieri at PsycohlogyToday (https://www.printfriendly.com/print?source=homepage&url_s=uGGCF_%7E_PdN_%7E_PcS_%7E_PcSJJJmCFLpuByBtLG BqnLmpBz_%7E_PcSoyBt_%7E_PcSGur-qvFGEnpGrq-pBHCyr_%7E_PcScabfba_%7E_PcSJuL-qB-oEnvA-vAwHEvrF-yBBx-nquq)