5 doctors weighed in:

How long do the physiological effects of 6 months of depression/anxiety last? My memory isn't as good as it was, and it's difficult being creative.

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not too long

Once depression is resolved most of predepression status will return to base line.

In brief: Not too long

Once depression is resolved most of predepression status will return to base line.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Thank
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes longer

It depends how many episodes of depression you've had.
Depression fundamentally alters brain structure. The more bouts of depression one has, the more likely they are to develop dementia and at a younger age. I'm not saying you are developing dementia, but I am saying that it is plausible that depression can have lasting effects on memory even after you are in remission.

In brief: Sometimes longer

It depends how many episodes of depression you've had.
Depression fundamentally alters brain structure. The more bouts of depression one has, the more likely they are to develop dementia and at a younger age. I'm not saying you are developing dementia, but I am saying that it is plausible that depression can have lasting effects on memory even after you are in remission.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors