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Doctor insights on: How Often Will You Have Memory Loss After Having Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How  long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help! could someone have memory loss after being in a coma?

Help! could someone have memory loss after being in a coma?

Yes: During ca no new memory traces are laid down so the person will not remember the time in coma. Memory loss due to the damaging cause of coma such as traumatic brain injury, hypoxia, stroke or other metabolic causes of coma can negatively effect memory. ...Read more

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

Memory loss: That depends on what caused the memory loss. Consult a neurologist & your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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If someone has done something to experience possible hearing loss (ex.: someone screaming) how long does it take before the hearing loss will kick in?

If someone has done something to experience possible hearing loss (ex.: someone screaming) how long does it take before the hearing loss will kick in?

May not : Some one screaming once in a while should not cause hearing loss. Most often progressive hearing loss occurs due to constant noise at the same frequency and high decibel levels. Occupations that are prone airport personnel on the field, jackhammers, rock concerts- sounds ranging above 90 db. It is hard to predict who are prone and how long it may take. ...Read more

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What can anyone do if you have a relative who is very forgetful with long and short term memory loss?

Be supportive: Encourage them to discuss with their doctor. Be supportive and tell them that you have noticed that they struggle to remember ordinary things. Offer to go with them to their doctor to help them explain their memory problems with specific examples. ...Read more

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Why might my grandmother be experiencing severe short term memory loss even when a stroke was ruled out?

Why might my grandmother be experiencing severe short term memory loss even when a stroke was ruled out?

Other reasons: She may be developing alzheimer's disease, or having a reaction to her medications, or experiencing a vitamin or thyroid deficiency. Her doctors can perform a variety of tests and arrive at a fairly reliable diagnosis. Memory loss can be treated, and it is very worthwhile to pursue the full explanation. ...Read more

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Mother having full hysterectomy soon. What changes can we expect short and long term? How can I assist in a speedy and effective recovery?

Mother having full hysterectomy soon. What changes can we expect short and long term? How can I assist in a speedy and effective recovery?

Many changes: Seem answers depend on why she is getting a hysterectomy , and whether she is having an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, and whether she will have her ovaries removed as well (or if menopausal already or not)abdominal surgery is often more difficult to get over, as is losing the hormones provided by the ovaries.To heal, she needs sleep, early activity, good diet and love and support.Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if a depression is situational or really does need medication. Diagnosed with depression 2 years ago after loss of partner , home ?

How can I tell if a depression is situational or really does need medication.  Diagnosed with depression 2 years ago after loss of partner , home ?

Does not matter: Depression that begins after life stressors (common) does not generally show any different biomarker patterns (i.e. CSF catechol. metabolites, functional neuroimaging) than spontaneous depression (rare). We do not differentiate the treatment-worthiness of depression based on whether there were precipitants or not. Please be willing to seek treatment with a doctor who listens also. ...Read more

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I fell down some stairs and now have venticular dilation, etiology includes hydrocephalus or normal pressure hydrocephalus. I am dizzy unstable have memory loss and incontinant how long will this last. I also have ongoing headaches , how long will these

Possibly: Normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) is usually not associated with headaches although it is associated with the gait, memory, and bladder problems. You may also have post-traumatic hydrocephalus from your fall. This should be worked up further by a neurologist/neurosurgeon. Further scans with an MRI can determine if there is a blockage or obstruction leading to the hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Im having attacks, how do I know if they are seizures or strokes? Memory loss, partial blindness, mydriasis, fatigue and heart pain sometimes + more

Im having attacks, how do I know if they are seizures or strokes? Memory loss, partial blindness, mydriasis, fatigue and heart pain sometimes + more

Too young for: A stroke. Strokes result ultimately in weakness, and more permanent side effects. You must see a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I be stronger after a stroke using constraint induced therapy?

How can I be stronger after a stroke using constraint induced therapy?

Simple: The unaffected limb is constrained, so the weaker limb is forced to work more, like patching the strong eye to strengthen the 'lazy' eye. ...Read more

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I had induced delusional disorder for a long time. After myseparation, I have symptoms of ptsd and under stress, I have psychosis. How can you help me treat this.

I had induced delusional disorder for a long time. After myseparation, I have symptoms of ptsd and under stress, I have psychosis. How can you help me treat this.

See a Professional : You need to see a professional to meet with you and do an evaluation and assessment and come up with a diagnosis then a treatment plan is suggested and started. It is not possible to give an opinion on these issues without a face to face evaluation. ...Read more

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How much extra skin does a 6'3" man have after going from 380 to 205 pounds in 18 months from weight loss surgery also what are my options in terms of treatments and costs. How long after weight loss surgery should someone wait before seriously exploring

How much extra skin does a 6'3" man have after going from 380 to 205 pounds in 18 months from weight loss surgery also what are my options in terms of treatments and costs.  How long after weight loss surgery should someone wait before seriously exploring

Likely yes: With that weight loss, you might expect some excess skin. Most insurance companies will cover the removal of lower belly skin if you have a persistent rash for three months. Usually you would wait about 18 months for this surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have schizoaffective and suffer memory loss, complex partial seizures, and I have three voices, and violent psychosis. Any long term inpatient prog?

I have schizoaffective and suffer memory loss, complex partial seizures, and I have three voices, and violent psychosis. Any long term inpatient prog?

Aggressive tx.: With aggressive psychiatric care (& neurologic) the results may be favorable. It is important to maintain as rigid control as possible over the psychotic and affective symptoms. ...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


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

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