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What causes of long-term memory loss?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Memory loss
Excessive drug or alcohol use and aging are the most common causes.

In brief: Memory loss
Excessive drug or alcohol use and aging are the most common causes.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
There are many causes of memory loss, and all deserve thorough diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Many potential causes.
While alzheimer's dementia is common, vitamin deficiencies, some infections (eg hiv), strokes, toxins (eg chronic alcoholism), some medications, other degenerative dementias, thyroid problems, psychiatric problems (eg depression or anxiety), and many other things can cause memory loss.

In brief: Many
Many potential causes.
While alzheimer's dementia is common, vitamin deficiencies, some infections (eg hiv), strokes, toxins (eg chronic alcoholism), some medications, other degenerative dementias, thyroid problems, psychiatric problems (eg depression or anxiety), and many other things can cause memory loss.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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