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A 28-year-old male asked:

what effects /affects can major depression, insomnia, anxiety and stress have on memory?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
See MD: Each problem alone can impair memory. If combined they can more noticeably cause memory loss. If you are experiencing depression, insomnia (often a symptom of depression), anxiety and memory loss, you should first see your pcp for a complete physical exam and evaluation. Medical causes for these symptoms should be ruled out.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Memory: Emotional stressors of anxiety and/or depression certainly can effect memory. Have yourself evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine what is bothering you and see if medications are warranted. Also, ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist.

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A 30-year-old male asked:

If I have had one seizure in the past is it safe to undergo a light hypnosis for anxiety I do take Dilantin which is a untheroputic level?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Get off it: Dilantin should be relegated to history. It is an old drug of high toxicity and major problems with use. Talk to your doctor about getting off or at least changing to a newer and safer seizure medication.

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