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How is memory loss related to depression?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Two ways: When people are depressed sometimes their ability to concentrate is impaired resulting in troubles with memory. This type of memory problem should correct when the depression is treated. Also with some memory problems like Alzheimer's disease depression can also occur. In those patients treating the depression may not improve memory problems.
Answered on Sep 14, 2014

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