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Could sustained concussions cause anterograde amnesia?

Could sustained concussions cause anterograde amnesia?

Absolutely: Amnesia, whether it be anterograde or retrograde, is commonly associated with concussions. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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Can dementia cause dizziness?

Can dementia cause dizziness?

Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these diseases can cause dizziness in addition to dementia. More typically, dizziness does not accompany dementia. Dizziness can be a separate problem from dementia, or might help pinpoint an underlying cause for both. ...Read more

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Can benzos cause memory lost?

Can benzos  cause  memory  lost?

Absolutely: Benzodiazepines like valium, xanax (alprazolam) and ativan can cause significant loss of memory, confusion and addiction. See your physician for assistance in stopping these medications. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Yes, it can: Head trauma can cause a host of problems both immediately and long-term. Some injuries are more obvious -- like skull fractures, gunshot wounds, etc. Others, like closed head injuries or concussions, are less obvious but suffering is still present. One needs a good neurologist and neuropsychiatrist to help with such situations. Medications can be tricky, and behavioral management's needed too. ...Read more

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What causes amnesia?

What causes amnesia?

Many causes: Causes can include everything from metabolic disorders (low thiamine leading to korsakoff's syndrome) to strokes in certain parts of the brain, to neurodegenerative disorders such as alzheimer's disease, to seizures among other causes. Psychological issues are also sometimes a factor if we don't want to remember something. To diagnose, need a complete neurological exam & sometimes tests. ...Read more

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Can diazepam cause permanent cognitive deficits?

No: Stopping the med should quickly resolve any cognitive side effects. If it does not, look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can medical induced coma cause seizures?

Can medical induced coma cause seizures?

?????: Pharmacologically induced coma may be used to treat seizures, i.e. Uncontrolled seizures, i.e. Status epilepticus. The idea is that stopping all brain activity beyond what is metabolically essential to maintain neuronal viability will cause the culprit neurons to stop firing abnormally when the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Yes: A high dose typically impairs all mental functions, including memory. ...Read more

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Can sedative medications cause memory problems?

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Can sedative medications cause memory problems?

Sedatives: Most do, with time, especially long-acting ones. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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Can cogentin (benztropine) cause memory loss?

Yes : Cogentin is benztropine and is used in psychiatry to treat medication side effects. It is highly anticholinergic, which means it can bind you up, blur your vision or make it hard to pee. However, too much of it clouds thinking and memory, in fact, the drugs used to treat alzheimer's have the opposite effect and benztropine is contraindicated in alzheimer's as a result ...Read more

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Do sedatives cause memory loss?

Do sedatives cause memory loss?

Possible: This class of drugs might cause anticholinergic side effects, and several meds together could cause additive side effects. ...Read more

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Can fentanyl intoxication cause severe hypoglycemia?

Can fentanyl intoxication cause severe hypoglycemia?

Not specifically: Not specifically fentanyl. But any drug capable of causing extreme sedation, which includes any narcotic in overdose, could make someone unaware of the normal sensations that tell us we need to eat. Thus, hypoglycemia could follow. Alcohol specifically is an intoxicant that can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Can diazepam and midazolan cause cognitive deficits?

Can diazepam and midazolan cause cognitive deficits?

Yes, those : Are both benzodiazepine class of drugs and can cause amnesia and sedation. Side effects could be additive when taken together, so follow your doctor's directions carefully. ...Read more

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Can opioids in higher doses cause memory impairment or amnesia?

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 more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more