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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can severe depression/anxiety/ocd cause dementia like symptoms? two episodes of word salad from me and im only 27?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Yes, emotional dysfunction can cause secondary cognitive issues, especially if your sleep pattern is poor secondary to this. Contact a therapist, and deal with some of this via cognitive-behavioural approaches. A psychiatrist may well be useful. Some blood tests should be reassuring. Highly unlikely you suffer a true neurological dementia at your age.

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