Does antidepressants cause memory loss?

It could. Depression itself can cause memory loss, and that is the more likely case here. However, you should see a doctor for your memory problem, because it could be something else.

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Do antidepressant pills cause memory loss?

Perhaps some. Some (not all) antidepressants have what is called an 'anticholinergic effect' which at high doses in susceptible people may interfere with concentration and the formation or retrieval of memory. Remember, however, that sometimes the reason for taking the medication, usually depression, can cause similar problems. Read more...

Can an antidepressant like Zoloft (sertraline) cause some memory loss? I've been taking it over a mo. (25mg) and notice I'm forgetful. Can it become permanent?

Rare. It is very rare that such low dose of Sertraline could cause memory loss, on the other hand because of dose being low and almost negligent, Ok to get off and check if your cognitive sx's improve. If not, explore other reasons towards forgetfulness, perimenaupausal?, check hormone levels and other sx of depression. Read more...
Memory loss rare but. possible with zoloft, (sertraline) steroids, metrogel. More common in conditions treated by zoloft: anxiety, depression, menopause. Timing of occurrence relevant to medications and conditions may suggest which if not all are contributing. Improve memory: stay mentally active, socialize regularly, get organized, sleep well, eat healthy, get physical. Consult prescriber if problematic. Best regards for relief. Read more...