Korsakoff's psychosis

Korsakoff's syndrome

/ (ˈkɔːsəkɒfs) /

noun

a mental illness involving severe confusion and inability to retain recent memories, usually caused by alcoholism

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Word Origin for Korsakoff's psychosis

C19: named after Sergei Korsakoff (1854–1900), Russian neuropsychiatrist, who described it
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