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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Short Term Memory Problems

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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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Please tell me can endometriosis and pmt cause short term memory problems?

Please tell me can endometriosis and pmt cause short term memory problems?

No reason it would: There should be no direct link between these gynecological conditions and memory function. However, worry about the conditions, pain from them, side effects of their treatments can all have effects on your mental functioning. With your attention impaired and distracted by those things it is possible your memory would suffer. Mindfulness Meditation helps. ...Read more

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If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?

If you or your doc: is considering ECT you probably have intractable depression that has not responded to other treatments. Your ability to work may well be impacted more by major depression than by the side-effects of ECT which can include memory problems. So, all depends on the type of work you are doing and balancing risk-benefit of depressionp of ECT. Alternate is TMS http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-03/health/mc-allentown-brain-stimulation-depression-20110903_1_transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-treatment-stimulation-therapy ...Read more

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Can c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

Can  c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

I do not think: Of c diff per se. However, any acute illness in an elderly patient can result in cognitive deficits. If it is related to the stress of the illness and changes in routine it will likely improve as the patient does. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause short term memory problems?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause short term memory problems?

Good question: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) generally improves concentration, so it should improve memory because you'd be able to focus better. However, sometimes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increases anxiety, and that could cause a memory issues. Speak to your physician to sort that through. Hope this answer helped. ...Read more

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Short term memory problems at 22. Long term memory is not impaired. Once information is learned it is stored forever. What can cause this? ADHD?

Short term memory problems at 22. Long term memory is not impaired. Once information is learned it is stored forever. What can cause this? ADHD?

Many causes possible: ButI always ask my patients in a psychiatric evaluation: were you ever a really good student in elementary school? If so, most like it is not ADHD. Why? because ADHD shows up early in life not later, say in middle school onwards. In fact, the American Academy of pediatrics has pushed detection to include preschoolers. If affecting daily life, see a doc to rule out any physical issues first. ...Read more

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I wake up after each dream/rem episode. Been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. What could be the cause/reason?

Sleep disorder: Would not be surprised if you had some sleep apnea issues, which could disrupt your sleep pattern with secondary cognitive issues. Other issues could be the answer, however, and may be best to explore via an overnight sleep study. Explore this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Anxiety and memory: The simple answer is "yes". Anxiety interferes with concentration and focusing. It is very common to be a bit scattered when experiencing anxiety. Memory problems do not suggest you have a brain tumor. So, relax about your memory lapses. ...Read more

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I have frequent short term memory problems which greatly interfere with my productivity. What is the reason?

I have frequent short term memory problems which greatly interfere with my productivity. What is the reason?

Many possibilities: Short term memory loss can be due to a variety of causes. In younger individuals where we are less concerned about dementia, the most common reason for the loss is stress. Stress "occupies" our brain and some things don't "stick to our brain" as well as it should. Older individuals need to be concerned about the possibility of dementia. See your doctor if you continue to have memory issues. ...Read more

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Dr. William Herrera
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Memory Problems (Definition)

Impaired memory is a clinical finding in which a person has abnormal difficulty recalling knowledge that was ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more