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Handling Amnesia Condition
How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.
Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami.Org, nmha.Org and dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more
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
I have degenerate disk disease, i've pretty much bin handling the back pain ok but the leg muscle spasms are killing me. I don't know what to do...
I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?
It depends on...: Marijuana often makes people dazed ; confused ; can reduce short-term memory, but it does not affect everyone this way- it depends on the strain ; how you metabolize it. Lyme can interfere with how your liver processes it, plus your brain is affected by microbial toxins. You may tolerate ; benefit from high-cbd strains as well as juicing fresh leaves (these have no thc). See http://bit.Ly/1fm38nd. ...Read more
How to tell the difference between normal memory loss associated with getting older and a memory loss condition/disease?
Neuropsychological: This can be more difficult than it seems and usually requires neuropsychological evaluation by a neuropsychologist, simple measures such as the mini-mental status exam mmse or usually insensitive to this differential but early detection is important for treatment. Since expected memory levels depend on age, and your normal abilities, simple screenings often miss decline in intelligent individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forgetting dreams: Do you mean you can't remember your really intense dreams? This is very common and a function of the way dreams work. Writing your dreams down as soon as you wake up will help you remember them. Working with a therapist to interpret them can be very valuable for insight and help with your life. If this is not the question you were asking please ask again, i'm sure someone can help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Many: Could be many things. Eventually you may need consultation with a neurologist. ...Read more
My mother is 84 yrs old & has suffered with angina for some years now , is her confusion & memory loss over the last 2-3 yrs caused by her condition?
Alzheimers: Mild cognitive impairment is a label for the earliest memory or cognitive loss. Memory loss may occur initially in alzheimer's, organizational skill loss may occur early in other dementias, such as lewy body, and these are varieties of mci. Prodromal alzheimer's is now preferred term. Still use mci to denote early symptoms which lead to diagnosis. ...Read more
My memory loss has stayed stable or even improved over the last year. I'm also 22. Is this indicative of a degenerative disease?
By definition it is : not progressive if it has remained stable or improved over the past year. If your primary care or neurologist has not determined the cause & you have no history of tumor, trauma or infection that affected your brain, a neuropsychological evaluation will define the type(s) of memory loss & any associated neuro-cognitive impairments & recommend therapy options & mnemonic, or memory, aids. ...Read more
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