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Short Term Memory Loss Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
I'm 23, f, writer by profession, have anxiety, depression & short term memory loss.Taking meds.Cant concentrate.I badly need to finish a script.Help pls?
Severe short term memory loss gotten worse over a month. Forgetting names of friends, times for things, etc. Hx of depression, anxiety, ocd.. Concern?
Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?
It should return: Unless there is a physical (vascular) problem, your memory should return and you can help this process by what you do. Seeking supportive psychotherapy and/or practicing something like mindful meditation may be useful. Even books, music or film and conversation with pleasant companions can re-ignite short-term memory - so can active spiritual exercises. Do try to have faith as you heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are these symptoms a cause of? Fatigue, trouble sleeping, being cold, slow digestion, headaches, bronchial/sinus infections, long term depression/anxiety, fuzzy thinking, short term memory loss, weight gain, muscle/joint pain
Many possibilities: Dr. Jackson is correct: these may be not at all related, but clusters of symptoms from several etiologic origins. I think that depression could very reasonably be associated with a good deal of your symptomatology, with the overlaying onset of an upper respiratory infection. Firstly a thorough assessment by your pcp is in order, then consultation with a therapist to address long term depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For someone who long and short-term memory may be decaying because of major depression is it good to consult with a neurologist?
Unclear: Short-term memory loss at age 45 is unusual. Sometimes depression can cause this symptom. Also, medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and B12 deficiency. See if you have any other symptoms, and check yourself for those conditions. In an otherwise completely healthy adult without symptoms, short-term memory loss needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more
Normal aging-usually: As we age, short term memory loss tends to become more frequent and noticeable. This is normal aging. If memory problems become more pervasive and are increasing in frequency, you should seek an evaluation by a neurologist to rule out more serious causes of memory loss. ...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
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