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Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia (loss of varying degrees of information from the past, before the onset of the amnesia) and normal powers of attention and language and spatial functions. Amnesia can be material specific - verbal only or non-verbal only- if only one-sided injury. ...Read more

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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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a benign pineal cyst. Could this cause memory loss? What are some symptoms?

I was diagnosed with a benign pineal cyst. Could this cause memory loss? What are some symptoms?

Pineal cyst: Pineal cysts are actually quite common. Unless the cyst is causing an obstruction and you would be having symptoms like severe headaches they are not related to memory loss. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?

What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?

The nonspecific...: ...Symptoms you describe could be from many things, but depression is the first thing that pops into my mind. In any case, whether this is depression or something else, a visit to your doctor is indicated to investigate. ...Read more

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Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of memory loss and who can get it?

Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of memory loss and who can get it?

Forgetfulness: In older people one may see difficulty finding the right word. This is normal aging. A more troublesome memory loss is losing short term memory, which means you don't recall what you had for breakfast or who you saw last night; worse is when you don't recall what was just said. Short term memory loss can be seen in elderly people who are depressed. ...Read more

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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

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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What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

Change from before: Check out the alzheimer's association's 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease at http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp. Loss of memory, difficulty finding & saying the right word, difficulty doing simple mechanical tasks (buttoning shirt, brushing teeth, etc), difficulty planning, etc are all symptoms of dementia when they represent loss from previous level of function. ...Read more

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What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

It could be.: Depression and anxiety and stress can make it harder to think and remember. But it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate all your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Would be unusual: But rarely, patients experience unusual reactions to medications, so not fully impossible, just unlikely, and other causes should be considered. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms other than having memory loss with regards to alzheimer's?

Are there symptoms other than having memory loss with regards to alzheimer's?

Yes: Memory loss is the most common symptom of alzheimer's. However, alzheimer's dementia refers to a global decline in cognitive abilities. Problems with reasoning and the completion of tasks is common as are difficulties with judgement. As alzheimer's gets worse, depression, delusions, and hallucinations occur that lead to combative behaviour. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?

Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?

Very subtle: Watch for irritability, frustration , sense of confusion. It will progress to anger, anxiety, depression.Depending on the premorbid intelectual level, the above signs will be more or less prominent. Still memory loss is the redflag! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom is having symptoms. she gets nausious, dizzy & tingly and thereafter-severe memory loss -dr doesnt know?

What do you suggest if my mom is having symptoms. she gets nausious, dizzy & tingly and thereafter-severe memory loss -dr doesnt know?

Seek a Neurologists : The sudden presentations of symptoms such as nausea, dizziness and memory changes are usually related to life threatening medical problems, such as brain strokes, and other neurological problems. Some tests like CAT scans or MRI can be done to help the dx of these problems. A neurologist is the most appropriate medical professional to help with the diagnosis of these type of problems. ...Read more

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I've been having neuro symptoms for 4 months. memory loss, vision. My doctor can't find anything wrong. Could someone with rabies have it this long?

I've been having neuro symptoms for 4 months. memory loss, vision. My doctor can't find anything wrong. Could someone with rabies have it this long?

See neuro: Why do you think you might have rabies??? See a neurologist for further evaluation. There are very,very rare cases of delayed symptoms of rabies (in other countries). Did you ask your doc about the chance of rabies? That would not be the first diagnosis most of us would make but any diagnosis needs to be made after a proper workup which sometimes requires more testing if initial tests are neg. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have multi infarct dementia? I have symptoms of memory loss?

How can I tell if I have multi infarct dementia? I have symptoms of memory loss?

See Neurologist: Studies like MRI of the head, neuro-psychological tests. May help..The important thing is an evaluation by a neurologist or a psyvhiatrist. ...Read more

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My nerves are weak. I have anxiety, memory loss, I feel shy to speak with others. How to overcome these symptoms?

Holistic approach: There is a help for you. If you will review and analyze your family constellation and history you would be able to find and resolve your current social-emotional difficulties. ...Read more

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What kind of physical symptoms are caused by dissociative identity disorder, like low libido, spacing out unable to hear what people say, memory loss?

These are many: People with dissociation experience many physical sensations. Headaches are extremely common. Abdominal pain is less common but not uncommon. Pain in the vaginal and uterine areas is not uncommon. If the person is still being abused and being hurt by someone, then there can be bite marks, whip marks, bruises from beatings, broken bones, and some things that are simply too gross to describe here. It is important to decide whether the symptoms are occurring in the present or whether they are occurring as a result of memories from the past. This is not always easily done. I have seen women who have spent years in wheelchairs and who have been declared paralyzed, even by some of the most prestigious universities in this country. It never took more than one or two hours of therapy to find the underlying truth of their trauma to free them from the ravages of paralysis. Some of these women were paralyzed for up to 15 years. The list of symptoms is as varied as the human body. I have seen things that i never thought were possible, such as the eyes suddenly darting down into the sockets so that i could only see the whites of the person's eyes. Fortunately in that case i knew the woman's neurologist in the practice right down the hall from you so i immediately brought him in and i asked him if he had ever seen anything like that and he responded "not in a live person. So, your answer is a long one and yet very incomplete. I hope that for you the symptoms are few and that you will thrive even as you relive some of the past that caused you to dissociate in the first place. ...Read more

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If schitozophrenia is a thought disorder why would it be diagnosed if most of the symptoms are cognitive, such as memory loss and, learning problems?

If schitozophrenia is a thought disorder why would it be diagnosed if most of the symptoms are cognitive, such as memory loss and, learning problems?

Ask your doctor: You should have a very accessible relationship with your psychiatrist, and it's important that you have a thorough understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan. ...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