g Amnestic disorders caused by alcoholism do not gen-
£ erally improve significantly over time, although in a small number of cases the patient s condition improves completely. In many cases the symptoms are severe, and in some cases warrant long-term care for the patient to make sure his or her daily needs are met. Other substance-induced amnestic disorders have a variable rate of recovery, although in many cases full recovery does eventually occur. Transient global amnesia usually resolves fully.
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