Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Causes Severe Memory Loss In Young Adults

Share
1

1
Severe memory loss? Causes?

Severe memory loss? Causes?

Many causes: The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head trauma, drugs abuse and induced severe hypoglycemia, must be at the top of your list. Remember those cases of amnesia reported that happen, because of intent to treat to cause amnesia. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
382 doctors shared insights

Memory Loss (Definition)

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


2

2
What are the causes of memory loss among young people?

What are the causes of memory loss among young people?

Brain Injury: Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of memory loss among adolescent and young adults. Neurodegenerative causes of memory loss (e.g., alzheimer disease, stroke) are more rare this age group. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I have no ability to sense time caused by sudden severe memory loss. What are possible causes?

I have no ability to sense time caused by sudden severe memory loss. What are possible causes?

Dissociation: At the age of 24 it is unlikely that you have dementia. This is usually caused by old age or head trauma. If these are not the cause it could be dissociation type of disorder. This used to be called multiple personality disorder. This is usually caused by involvement in severe sexual trauma or abuse. More would need to be known about your circumstances for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

4

4
At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less common. See your doctor for testing and diagnosis. ...Read more

5

5
I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?

 I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?

Numerous causes: Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc. If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable. Good luck! ...Read more

7

7
Is schizophrenia a type of dementia? If not why does it cause severe memory loss, black outs during listening, forgetting basic things, names, ect?

Is schizophrenia a type of dementia? If not why does it cause severe memory loss, black outs during listening, forgetting basic things, names, ect?

Used to be thought s: Originally the disorder now called schizophrenia was called dementia praecox. Now we have a much more detailed division of mental disorders. There definately can be symptoms that are the same as those in someone with dementia. Any new diagnosis of schizophrenia requires a neurologic evaluation and brain imaging. There are many things that have overlapping sx and new sx may warrant neuro consult. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What causes Memory loss?

Memory loss: Can be caused by numerous events including strokes/trauma, medications or drugs, and illnesses such as Alzheimer’s dementia/other diseases. The complaint of memory impairment requires a careful evaluation and workup to rule out organic causes due to the multitude of possible causes. If it occurred suddenly this directs the M.D. to investigate accordingly, for example. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Gilson
404 doctors shared insights

Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,785 doctors shared insights

Memory (Definition)

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