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Lapses In Memory
How can memory loss effect and affect memory thoughts or recollection in patients that suffer memory loss from motor vehicle accident?
What's the question?: I'd like to help, but am not sure what your question is. ...Read more
Possibly: Memory involves three complex processes. Encoding, storage, retrieval. Impairment in any one of these phases can affect what we call memory. Memory loss would mean to me that the memory is no longer there. This is rare. Memory impairment means difficulty in one of the three processes. ...Read more
Yes: Short term memory can definitely affect a child in school. Especially as he moves to the higher greades where he has to memorize more and more material. A number of disorder can affect memory in children, in addition substance abuse of marijuana or other agents may also cause memory impairements. Essentially a child's functioning in school may be impaired & affect his overall performance. ...Read more
Medical cause for someone in a dream-like extreme dissociative state but no loss of conscious, slowed brain, no sense of time, confabulations, amnesia?
Neurologic/Psycholog: It is necessary to determine the root of your symptoms. A visit to a neurologist is a good place to start. After that a clinical psychologist could be the correct professional. Brain malfunction or psychological trauma may be the cause(s). Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: Not exactly. If you have met one aspie you have met one aspie. Here is an intro.. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
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Yes: However, it depends on type of dementia the person has. In lewy body dementia, key features include realistic visual hallucinations; there are other symptoms directing one to this diagnosis as well. Ad can cause both types of hallucinations, but delusions and paranoia are probably more common. Unfortunately, there are limitted drugs fda approved for common symptoms related to dementias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Memory issues after undx. Tle seizures . Better now on lamictal but memory still imperfect. Are seizure related memory issues permanent?
Not always: Seizure related memory difficulties can be a result of the seizures themselves, a side effect of the seizure medications, or an indirect side effect of the medication such as a vitamin deficiency. I would recommend that you have your memory followed sequentially by neuropsychological testing. This would be your best way to gauge your progress, as different treatment modalities are tried. Otherwise unfortunately there is no one answer for your question. It is different for everybody. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Can't tell: Anti depressants can reverse symptoms of mental fog only if someone had those as symptoms of depression. Discuss your concerns with your doctor to make certain the goals you have are the same as your prescriber. Determining the cause of your symptoms is primary! These may have nothing to do with your depression, or be totally be cause by it. Brain fog is better treated by stimulants. ...Read more
No: Not unless it causes you to become unconscious, or you mix it with other drugs - alcohol, benzodiazepines and other sedatives in particular. These other drugs have profound effects on memory, but opioids do not, unless you are flirting with the kinds of doses that lead to falling asleep on them, or overdose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!
Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer