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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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When i take alcohol, i experience memory loss. What should be the cause?

When i take alcohol, i experience memory loss. What should be the cause?

Alcohol related: Research has shown that heavy alcohol use clearly damages retrospective memory, or learning, retention and retrieval of previously processed materials. If you have consumed alcohol over a long period of time begin your recovery by scheduling a thorough physical examination followed by a substance abuse assessment with a licensed mental health professional. ...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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What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life . It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

What  can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life . It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

Important question: There are many possible causes. You may have a medical or neurological problem. Please see a primary care doctor who can do a good evaluation and guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

No: Epocrates literature do not mention it as side effect. Alcohol is the one to blame for memory loss. It is very common to have lapses ( mental lagoons) of forgetting what happened recently ( the night before for example) because of drinking alcohol. An exaggeration of this is shown in the movies. ...Read more

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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and  memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...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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What is wrong if you experience memory loss after drinking alcohol?

What is wrong if you experience memory loss after drinking alcohol?

Brain toxicity: The short answer is that it means that the amount of alcohol you are drinking is disrupting one of the most important functions of the brain. Basically you are disrupting your brain's ability to store memory because of the sedating effects of alcohol. It is one sign that you might be drinking too much. ...Read more

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I have blacking out memory loss, and how much alcohol would it take to get your stomach pumped?

I have blacking out memory loss, and how much alcohol would it take to get your stomach pumped?

A more helpful: question might be how to get help in dealing w/an alcohol use problem. The symptoms you describe are all red flags for a future of poor health and poor social relationships and job problems. Please start w/your doc and a 12 step program. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been holding on for several days not eating much , still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?

Been holding on for several days not eating much , still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?

How long do you want: It is hard to tell if you are trying to die. If not, stop doing what you are doing - now! this could, indeed kill you but it might be a very unpleasant and unpredictable way to go. If you want to survive - seek serious medical help asap. Go to an er and expect detox after you are stabilized. You must have suffered some hard things and that is so sad. It can get better, if only some. Choose! ...Read more

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Can taking zolpidem after consuming a large quantity of alcohol cause aggressive out of character behaviour and amnesia?

Can taking zolpidem after consuming a large quantity of alcohol cause aggressive out of character behaviour and amnesia?

Yes.: No question about this. I believe you will find the label specifically warns against drinking alcohol and taking this medication together. ...Read more

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Can zolpidem when consumed after a lot of alcohol cause aggressive abnormal behavior and amnesia?

Can zolpidem when consumed after a lot of alcohol cause aggressive abnormal behavior and amnesia?

It can cause DEATH: That mix is dangerous - when you say a lot of alcohol - it is very dangerous. Aggressive behavior and amnesia are seriously bad, but it might have caused death - perhaps to the foolish user and others. If it's you, be careful! if a friend, warn them to be careful. This is not a mix to fool with. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme memory loss?

What could cause extreme memory loss?

Many causes: There are far to many causes to list. If you are elderly a stroke or alzheimer's may at the top of the lust. ...Read more

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Will ssris cause memory loss ?

Will ssris cause memory loss
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NO: Unless you take an overdose -- in which case the memory loss would be temporary, but probably the least of your problems. Rarely, some SSRI's cause word finding problems. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause memory loss?

Can diabetes cause memory loss?

Yes, several ways: Diabetes can be a risk factor for memory issues. The brain needs glucose in order to function, and very low or very high levels can lead to chronic damage of vascular and nervous pathways. Low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness and death, and often persons who have behavioral issues when their blood sugar is low have no memory for the events. Protect your brain and control your glucose. ...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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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