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Doctor insights on: Sudden Short Term Memory Loss

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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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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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Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Yes: One of the more common issues with poor memory performance is depression and/or stress. Disinterest and in attention along with easy distractability make one appear to have memory loss. ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

What causes short term memory loss?

Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...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 worse, short term memory loss or long?

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 gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Not sure: There is no definite evidence for this substance or a great number of similar claims , the latest one being coconut oil. ...Read more

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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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Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of: Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. ...Read more

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...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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Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

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 are tge longterm effects of short term memory loss?

What are tge longterm effects of short term memory loss?

It depends: Short term memory loss can be caused by several conditions. Some of them are reversible, e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency, and some are not. Short term memory loss could be the first symptom of alzheimer's disease that would cause progressive loss of independence. You need to be examined by a physician to find out what might be the cause of your memory loss. ...Read more

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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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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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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...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 are the factors of sudden short term memory loss?

Complex: Sudden memory loss can be from a traumatic brain injury (concussion), a stroke in certain areas of the brain, seizures, transient global amnesia (a short lived benign condition that we don't fully understand) or other causes. ...Read more

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What is causing this extreme short term memory loss?

Possibly serious: So, see your doctor or go directly for a neurological evaluation. There is little you will gain from putting it off and there could be great benefits from early diagnosis and treatment. You might also discover that it is less extreme than you fear. Go! now or really soon. Okay? ...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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Amnesia (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more