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Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Potentially

Per: https://pernicious-anaemia-society.
org/symptoms/, Pernicious Anemia can present with the following behavioral changes: “Irritability/Frustration/Impatience, Sudden Mood Swings, Depression, Loss of Libido, Sleep Disturbance &
Confusion/Dementia.”

In brief: Potentially

Per: https://pernicious-anaemia-society.
org/symptoms/, Pernicious Anemia can present with the following behavioral changes: “Irritability/Frustration/Impatience, Sudden Mood Swings, Depression, Loss of Libido, Sleep Disturbance &
Confusion/Dementia.”
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It can

Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia.
Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment.

In brief: It can

Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia.
Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment.
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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
And depression too