A 32-year-old male asked:
I m bipolar, eating divalporex sodium and arpiprazole, i suffer strong anxiety at regular times. my major problem is memory loss. what is reason.
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Complex: Without specific evaluation for memory loss no one can tell you your particular reason. However, medications or the anxiety itself could cause memory problems. Anxiety leads the nervous system to escape behaviors that cause easy distractability and focus on reaction rather than analytical processing. These lead to memory problems, commonly referenced as "driven to distraction".
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