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What causes short term memory loss?
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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Justin ORourke
Dr. Justin ORourke
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Multiples causes
There are multiple causes to short term memory loss.
These include recent head trauma, traumatic experiences, tumors in the temporal lobe(s), drug addiction, drug use, and multiple other causes. If you feel like you are having short term memory loss, you will need a formal neurologist workup.

In brief: Multiples causes
There are multiple causes to short term memory loss.
These include recent head trauma, traumatic experiences, tumors in the temporal lobe(s), drug addiction, drug use, and multiple other causes. If you feel like you are having short term memory loss, you will need a formal neurologist workup.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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