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what causes severe memory loss in young adults

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Martin
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Many causes: The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Depression?: Normal forgetfulness can occur due to preoccupation, lack of concentration or depression. If severe and recent other etiologies may be present.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earle Williams
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Dissociation: At the age of 24 it is unlikely that you have dementia. This is usually caused by old age or head trauma. If these are not the cause it could be disso ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less comm ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Hearing loss: Hearing loss can be due to wax, otomycosis, otitis media etc. Rarer causes are sudden exposure to loud noises such as gun/ bomb explosions.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes: Hearing is an important tool and an imprtant sense. Hearing loss could lead to depression but it may be treatable. Consults with neurologists, ent, an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Elderly loss of appe: Lack of interest in food due to change in taste buds, depression, lack of energy to cook, deteriorating health, medication side-effects, to name a few ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
18 years experience in Pathology
Memory loss in 50s: Memory loss in midlife can have a number of potential causes. Some of those causes are easily treatable such as vitamin b deficiency. Although it is ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Sadness/depression: Just as with adults, the cause of depression is not fully understood in adolescents. There are biochemical theories hypothesizing about seretonin, nor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Many things: Too many things to take up in this forum. I suggest you hit the website of the american stroke association.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Some answers: Atherosclerosis with or without strokes, evolving tumors, medication reactions, trauma, blood clots or hematomas, cardiac events with secondary cerebr ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Familiar: Coronary artery atherosclerosis, either severe or with an unstable plaque. Heart rhythm problems from drug use, inborn ion channel errors, hypertrophi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Not really: Poor memory in young age could be due to so many factors, commonest is anemia, or any malnutrion, adhd in kids menifests in adults as add, overwhelmed ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
46 years experience in Cardiology
Viral/Bacterial: Cardiac infections can be viral(bad luck) & bacterial coming from another infection sending bacteria into blood stream (sepsis). IV drug users inj ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably not: A tapeworm is a parasite that must live inside another person or animal. A "smart" tapeworm wants his host to stay alive because if the host dies, the ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Memory impairment: May be Alzheimers' Lewy body, or B12 deficiency ( check B12), thyroid, alcohol use with thiamine deficiency.f/u wiht doctor/ neurologist
A female asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Excessive screaming: I would wonder if the pain isn't really mild. If the person has dementia sometimes they will seem to overreact to stimuli that wouldn't bother oth ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
PANIC DISORDERS: They are always on the look out for anything to happen.Causes of panic attack are sometimes minor for them to react.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience in Sports Medicine
Difficult question: This question needs more data. If it is after sports activity, we still need to know after how long and how much sport? This usually as a result of sp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Many causes: Poor balance due to lots of issues, including meds (bp, diuretics), neurologic issues (eg parkinson's, stroke, vitamin B12 deficiency), joint and orth ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Michael
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
If it's anxiety...: If you know the problem is solely anxiety (see a physician), then memory loss is probably due to difficulty with concentration and attention. If one c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Probably not: This is not a common side effect, although we are all different.

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