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Does alcohol cause loss of memory?

Does alcohol cause loss of memory?

Yes: Acute intoxication clouds ability to form memories when intoxicated. Alcohol is a toxin to the brain, and chronic alcohol abuse can damage memory areas of the brain permanently. ...Read more

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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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Does antidepressants cause memory loss ?

Does antidepressants cause memory loss
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It could: Depression itself can cause memory loss, and that is the more likely case here. However, you should see a doctor for your memory problem, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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Does chemical imbalance cause memory loss and nightmares?

Does chemical imbalance cause memory loss and nightmares?

Chemical imbalance?: Chemical imbalance is very generic word used for various reasons like depression anxiety or any other psychiatric disorder. In that sense, yes it can cause memory issues but not memory loss. Worsening depression and anxiety can cause decrease in concentration, confusion and easy distractibility and forgetfulness. Night mares are a common anxiety phenomenon. ...Read more

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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...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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Does radiation cause memory loss?

Does radiation cause memory loss?

It depends: It depends where the radiation has been applied, what the need for the radiation is [eg, brain tumor], other medical problems that could be going on, and any other treatments you may be receiving, such as chemotherapy. It's best to consult your doctor for an answer that is accurate for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more

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What are long term effects of 600mg temazepam? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss?

Does not: The usual dose of temazepam is 15-30 mg at the bedtime for insomnia. It will cause amnesia in some people but unlikely to cause any brain or any kind of permanent damage. ...Read more

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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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Does masturbation cause loss of eyesight?

Does masturbation cause loss of eyesight?

No: Masturbation does notcause loss of eyesight! that is an age old myth. ...Read more

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Does extreme loss of blood cause seizures?

Does extreme loss of blood cause seizures?

Blood loss seizures: An extreme loss of blood can decrease the blood flow to the brain, resulting in a lack of needed oxygen and glucose, and the removal of waste products. Thus seizures may occur as hypoxic or hypoglycemic seizures. ...Read more

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Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of: Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption lead to muscle weakness?

Does alcohol consumption lead to muscle weakness?

Yes: There is alcoholic myopathy which is injury to muscles and alcoholic neuropathy is well described causing numbness, leg pain, unsteadiness some of this is really deficiency of thiamine or other vitamins. ...Read more

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Can Dilantin cause memory loss?

Can Dilantin cause memory loss?

Maybe: This is not one of the side effects listed by FDA publications. However, it can cause confusion, which may appear as memory loss. ...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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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can depression cause memory loss ?

Can depression cause memory loss ?

Yes, in a way: There isn't a brain-destructive process like alzheimer's going on in depressed people, but thought process can be slowed to the point of not retaining information. If information isn't getting in, then it won't be remembered later. In the past there was a syndrome of "pseudodementia, " where low energy and poor motivation led to mistaken diagnoses of dementia in older people. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause long term damage and memory loss?

Consider the source: As a psychiatrist i may not be your best source for this answer but if you were a family member i would get tested for lyme's disease as well as what more familiar specialists would suggest. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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