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What are the causes of memory loss among young people?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi answered

Specializes in Neurology

Depression?: Normal forgetfulness can occur due to preoccupation, lack of concentration or depression. If severe and recent other etiologies may be present.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Justin ORourke answered

Specializes in

Brain Injury: Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of memory loss among adolescent and young adults. Neurodegenerative causes of memory loss (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, stroke) are more rare this age group.

Answered 10/30/2016

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