Psychogenic amnesia  

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Psychogenic amnesia, also known as functional or dissociative amnesia, is a disorder characterized by abnormal memory functioning in the absence of structural brain damage or a known neurobiological cause; severe cases are very rare.

In popular culture

Psychogenic amnesia is a common fictional plot device in many films and books and other media. Examples include Shakespeare’s King Lear, who experienced amnesia and madness following a betrayal by his daughters; the title character Nina in Nicolas Dalayrac's 1786 opera; Jackie Chan in Who Am I?; the character Teri Bauer in 24; Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS; the character Victoria Lord in One Life to Live; the character Brian in Mysterious Skin; and the character Jason Bourne in The Bourne Trilogy.

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