A 60-year-old female asked:
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symptoms: distracted behavior, wrong words e.g.: caller "id" instead of call "waiting", monday not friday, history anxiety, depression...very frightened?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rather than: Becoming more frightened - take action. See your physician. This can help to sort out what the underlying problem is. Once identified, a treatment plan can be developed.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It is possible that: Your depression of bad and caused you to have cognitive impairment . It is also possible you are having early symptoms of cognitive problem . I would recommend to have a comprehensive psychiatric /psychological and /or neuropsychological evaluation to answer your question and address your problem.
Answered on May 26, 2017
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience Psychiatry
First check mood: Distraction and cognition difficulties can occur with anxiety or depression. Is there a recent stressor or event that has caused your mood to change? Are you frightened that you have a form of dementia or of something else? I would recommend seeing a mental health professional for further answers.
Answered on May 26, 2017
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