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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Short Term Memory Problems

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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 add cause short term memory problems?

Can add cause short term memory problems?

Yes: Often ADD can make someone forgetful, making it seem like they have memory problems. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

What causes short term memory loss?

Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness & short term memory loss?

What are the causes of dizziness & short term memory loss?

Many things.: Many things. These 2 symptoms are common in dozens of diseases. Must see your doctor. First to rule out are: 1. Accidental otc drug overdose; 2. Psychological problems, such as depression or acute panic syndrome. 3. Heart beating abnormalities. 4. Ear, sinus infections. 5. Then work onto possible diabetes, ms, alzheimers and dozens of other illnesses. ...Read more

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What are tge longterm effects of short term memory loss?

What are tge longterm effects of short term memory loss?

It depends: Short term memory loss can be caused by several conditions. Some of them are reversible, e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency, and some are not. Short term memory loss could be the first symptom of alzheimer's disease that would cause progressive loss of independence. You need to be examined by a physician to find out what might be the cause of your memory loss. ...Read more

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Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Yes: One of the more common issues with poor memory performance is depression and/or stress. Disinterest and in attention along with easy distractability make one appear to have memory loss. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can depression cause severe illnesses such as Schizophrenia, dementia, epilepsy, insomnia, or any types of long term or short term heart problems?

Can depression cause severe illnesses such as  Schizophrenia, dementia, epilepsy, insomnia, or any types of long term or short term heart problems?

Multiple questions: Hi, Thank you for your question. Depression can be a part of the other problems you suggested but it won't directly cause anything else (maybe insomnia). Depression on its own won't cause heart problems. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

Anterograde amnesia: Technically called anterograde amnesia, this is impaired "recording" of information. Since it isn't recorded into memory, it can't be recalled later. (this is in contrast to retrograde amnesia, where previously stored material can't be retrieved.) there are also deficits in attention and concentration, which in turn can impair memory encoding. Overall, one appears scattered & absent-minded. ...Read more

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What is the cause of short term memory loss?

Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What are the factors of sudden short term memory loss?

Complex: Sudden memory loss can be from a traumatic brain injury (concussion), a stroke in certain areas of the brain, seizures, transient global amnesia (a short lived benign condition that we don't fully understand) or other causes. ...Read more

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What long and short term effects of attention deficit disorder are there?

What long and short term effects of attention deficit disorder are there?

It depends!: People with adhd have challenges due to difficulties paying attention and maintaining adequate self-control, especially as required for academic tasks. If these symptoms are well managed, for example, by a combination of medications and/or behavioral interventions, the adhd ceases to cause chronic failures and disappointments. There are numerous success stories available! ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

What are the long term effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Hmmm...: In physiologic terms, hyperventilation-- chronically-- could not occur due to mechanisms to preserve acid base status on respiratory drive. Respiratory alkalemia (low carbon dioxide) generally leads people to stop breathing in attempt to allow co2 levels to rise. Do you have gen. Anxiety as diagnosis? ...Read more

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What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Small blood clots : As we get older we notice that we tend to forget things and it gets more difficult to do some of the things that we used to do. Much of this is a natural aging process but is caused by the lack of blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain. Very small blood clots and pieces of cholesterol plaques make their way to the brain and cut off the blood supply in very small vessels. More.... ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Chronic hyperventila: I agree with dr. Tidman, , u can try to relax and breath slowly , if u r not successful. See u pcp , good lick. ...Read more

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Dr. William Herrera
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Memory Problems (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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