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A 44-year-old female asked:
i don't recognize this as purely psychological. i'm concerned that it's something e.g. neurological. especially the loss of memory of close people and the physical slowness is worrying me. ?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Neurological eval.: See that you are a 44 year old female. Are you concerned about these symptoms in yourself or another party? The only way to know what to attribute these symptoms to - is through medical evaluation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Does pregnancy lead to memory problems?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Many patients have that complaint in pregnancy, and there are a number of cause. Disruption of sleep is probably the primary reason but many physiological changes in the body compete for blood and oxygen which can affect how sharp one feels. It does get better, though your teen may not agree.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How often will you have memory loss after having electroconvulsive shock therapy?
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Neurology 32 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What are some strategies for dealing with a parent who doesn't want to admit to serious memory loss?
2 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Family's Testimonial: Advise visits w doctor in presence of nearest of kin & w a trusted friend or sibbling who had been instructed to document in a diary the incidents or moments of forgetfulness. The sibbling / frend can be engaged in narrating their own instances of forgetfullness just so the patient can be assured that memory loss can happen to anybody including the patient.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What are some of the very best ways to boost your memory and your brainpower for school or work?
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Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Good night's sleep: The very best way to boost your brainpower and memory is to be well-rested. Getting a full 8-9 hours of sleep each night will do you far more good than trying to cram in an extra hour or two of studying when you're too tired to remember anything anyway.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
I have a terrible memory and never finish anythin I start I can remember lil things like dates and what not but not serious things like my own actions?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tejas Ozarkaranswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Memory: I would visit your primary care doc to address this issue. Many different things can cause memory problems - medications, dementia, inattention disorders (like add), street drugs, etc. Since the symptoms are so vague, hopefully your doctor can pinpoint the cause of the memory problems.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2017
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