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Short Term Memory Problems In Young Adults
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
It may be depression: Apathy can be a symptom of depression, which childhood trauma can, for sure, cause. Depending on the trauma, duration and age when it was inflicted, it generates many toxic emotions hidden in the deep recesses of the unconscious. It ends up affecting many, sometimes unexpected, aspects of one's life. Best advice, talk to a psychotherapist asap. If this is depression, to a psychiatrist too. ...Read more
Common: Older adults have the accumulated changes in refraction acquired through the years. To this is added any diseases they might have acquired which might cause vision problems such as diabetes, glaucoma, etc. And finally the additional vision issue related to middle age after age 40 (presbyopia) when near correction is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but rare: Alzheimer's disease can present in young adults, but usually in patients with down's syndrome or some other genetic abnormality. The likelihood is extremely low, likely less than 1 in a million. Any young adult with alzheimer-like symptoms should undergo a full evaluation to rule out other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can depression cause severe illnesses such as Schizophrenia, dementia, epilepsy, insomnia, or any types of long term or short term heart problems?
Multiple questions: Hi, Thank you for your question. Depression can be a part of the other problems you suggested but it won't directly cause anything else (maybe insomnia). Depression on its own won't cause heart problems. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
Can short term use of Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) as a teenager, cause symptoms later in life? As adult, I have gastrointestinal issues, anxiety. Possible connection?
No: While the antibiotic prescribed as a youth very difficult to tolerate and can have long-term side effects, they're not permanent, don't have a decades long latency and are not likely to involve GI system or bring on anxiety. The antibiotic you list as recent (now?) also has several unpleasant side effects that include nausea and diarrhea - so that's more suspect. Have an exam, consider CBT. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could long term pediatric and adolescent use of Valium (spastic cerebral palsy) cause transient tachycardia as an adult?
Short term memory problems at 22. Long term memory is not impaired. Once information is learned it is stored forever. What can cause this? ADHD?
Many causes possible: ButI always ask my patients in a psychiatric evaluation: were you ever a really good student in elementary school? If so, most like it is not ADHD. Why? because ADHD shows up early in life not later, say in middle school onwards. In fact, the American Academy of pediatrics has pushed detection to include preschoolers. If affecting daily life, see a doc to rule out any physical issues first. ...Read more
80 M. Short term memory loss. False old memories. Recognises close relatives and friends. Simple dementia or start of Alzhiemer's disease?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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