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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol, Memory Loss

Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated.

In brief: Alcohol, Memory Loss

Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: In different degrees

Acute intoxication usually leads to memory loss for events around the time the person is drunk.
Chronic drinking can indirectly lead to more extensive memory loss for events in the past and future learning. This happens when drinking leads to a thiamine deficiency that results in a condition called wernicke- korsakoff syndrome.

In brief: In different degrees

Acute intoxication usually leads to memory loss for events around the time the person is drunk.
Chronic drinking can indirectly lead to more extensive memory loss for events in the past and future learning. This happens when drinking leads to a thiamine deficiency that results in a condition called wernicke- korsakoff syndrome.
Dr. Justin ORourke
Dr. Justin ORourke
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Dr. Bert Liang
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: & many other things

Alcohol use and abuse is one of the most common causes of self-inflicted health scourges included effects on memory, heart disease, stroke, nervous system function, etc etc.

In brief: & many other things

Alcohol use and abuse is one of the most common causes of self-inflicted health scourges included effects on memory, heart disease, stroke, nervous system function, etc etc.
Dr. Bert Liang
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely!

A blackout is a lack of memory of a period of time during which the person appears to be functioning.

In brief: Absolutely!

A blackout is a lack of memory of a period of time during which the person appears to be functioning.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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