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Doctor insights on: Short Term Memory In Brain

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Can short term memory loss affect child's ability in school?

Can short term memory loss affect child's ability in school?

Yes: Short term memory can definitely affect a child in school. Especially as he moves to the higher greades where he has to memorize more and more material. A number of disorder can affect memory in children, in addition substance abuse of marijuana or other agents may also cause memory impairements. Essentially a child's functioning in school may be impaired & affect his overall performance. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more

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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Several areas: There are many areas of the brain involved in memory. Working memory involves the prefrontal cortex, and that's very brief memory operations. Then the hippocampus is involved with short term memory before the memory becomes long term and is systemic or throughout the brain. There are many different types of memory functions. ...Read more

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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO !: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...Read more

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Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

Yes: If the memory problem is real, meaning that we have excluded, treatable causes such as depression and normal forgetfulness, it can be a sign of mci(mlid cognitive impairment). ...Read more

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What goes first in mci? Short or long term memory? Judgment?

Depends: Depending on the cause of mci sometimes memory is affected first, but sometimes other cognitive abilities (language, judgment, visual) are affected first. If memory us affected the short term is usually affected first. ...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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Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Last in, first out: Short term memory is lost first in most neurological diseases involving cognition. Intermediate memory goes next and finally long term memory dissipates. ...Read more

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Can having a right temporal lobectomy cause short term memory damage?

Short answer: Yes....but in your case...other contributing factors to short term memory loss could also be the effects of epilepsy itself on a chronic basis and even more importantly the long term effects of taking antiepileptic medications. ...Read more

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Do people with short term memory loss know that they have short term memory loss?

Do people with short term memory loss know that they have short term memory loss?

Sometimes: Patients may have a sense that their memory isn't right but they usually underestimate the extent of their deficit. ...Read more

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Can long term antidepressant use cause cognitive decline/decrease in intelligence?

Can long term antidepressant use cause cognitive decline/decrease in intelligence?

Antidepressants: Agree with previous answers. To expand on what they are saying Prozac (fluoxetine) which is in the class of antidepressants most used and other ones are like it, has been on the market now for 30+ years and been studied extensively. From patients I have heard that some feel more fuzzy and slightly less motivated on some antidepressants which can reduce cog functioning, but very rare and temporary if present. ...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 is short term memory loss like?

What is short term memory loss like?

Can't remember event: Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet. Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates. ...Read more

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Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?

Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?

Not related to MS: MS in the spine wouldn't cause any issues with brain function. MS taking place in the brain could cause some issues with lightheadedness but not memory issues, it would have to be a very end-stage degenerative MS to cause such symptoms and even then it would likely be a secondary cause, not a primary. Other things such as vertigo, viral infections, stress, sleep etc could be benign causes of this ...Read more

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What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Small blood clots : As we get older we notice that we tend to forget things and it gets more difficult to do some of the things that we used to do. Much of this is a natural aging process but is caused by the lack of blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain. Very small blood clots and pieces of cholesterol plaques make their way to the brain and cut off the blood supply in very small vessels. More.... ...Read more

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What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

Depends: You're probably thinking of aging issues and ultimately dementia. Most aging memory losses are seen 1st as short-term problems because they can have major impacts on daily functioning. Few people will care if you forget you 5th grade teacher's name but your family will worry if you forget to pay bills, take meds, how to get home. But you'd care if you lose parts of your identity that you value. ...Read more

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Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory ?

Being studied now!: Seems a quite active area for research now. Much would depend on reasons for the loss of smell sense. Also, without a trauma or disease cause, there are studies looking into that as a very early indicator of future alzheimer's or parkinson's. Efforts are all over the MAP - it's an interesting question. Some love this sense - others care less. I'd miss it a lot, so if this is you, i feel your loss. ...Read more

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Long term effects of hypotonia in toddlers?

Long term effects of hypotonia in toddlers?

Delayed motor traits: There is usually a delay in motor development milestones. For example may not sit until nine months, stand at12-14 months, walk at18-24 months. These babies an benefit from physical and or occupational therapy. ...Read more