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What could cause memory loss?

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Dr. John Chavez answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Memory loss: Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory.

Answered 9/16/2019

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Dr. Seth Kunen answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Many possibilities: Medical problems, medications, stress, anxiety, depression, inattentiveness, conflict, lack of sleep, and memory overload to name a few. Are you forgetting minor details or important facts? Keep track of what you forget and when. Maybe you can discover some patterns.

Answered 12/29/2016

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Dr. William Goldie answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

Poor attention: Memory is experience that is registered, stored, and then retrieved. Defects can occur at any of these processes. Poor attention will not allow registering. Many factors interfere with storing memory, and also interfere with retrieval. Drugs, medications, metabolic disorders, stress, psychological issues, and dementia are a few of the factors that interfere. Get a thorough evaluation.

Answered 4/9/2014

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Many situations: Sleep deprivation, medical side effects, alcohol and drug abuse, hypothyroidism, syphilis and HIV, vitamin deficiency especially B-12, stress and depression.

Answered 5/29/2015

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