Depression causes memory loss

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Avatar m tn What causes memory loss for depression, stress or something? By neuron cell breakdown?
Avatar m tn I am in a "depression class" (thanks Kaiser), and they say memory loss is very common with depression. With all the physical problems & meds to deal with them, who wouldn't be depressed????? I started on anti-depressants after 3 years sober, still very very depressed. It helps for a while, then stopped. I realize my entire life I have been depressed, and now have Fibromyalgia, and take Wellbutrin for that.
Avatar m tn Ive never know antidepressants to cause memory loss ,..its depression that causes memory loss ,..
Avatar f tn Disorders of the hypothalamus, chronic fatigue syndrome and psychiatric disorders like depression too cause similar symptoms. To treat memory loss, you have to find the cause first.
Avatar n tn Dealing with her dad leaving the home, living in a womens center and now having a new father figure. Depression also runs in the family. I am wondering if she has some depression, she has memory loss. She cant remember things short term. I have asked her to get me things and then 5 minutes later she cant remember what i asked her.. i know this is one of the symptoms of depression because i have the same problem and i am diagnosed with deppression.
Avatar n tn Am taking medications for depression and anxiety, and experiencing some memory issues coincident w/disorders or meds. The memory problem: I can attend and event, a lecture, and the like. Be quite focused, attentive, understanding, but afterword can remember little more than what subject matter was covered. Too, experiences during the day, when recollected, seem discrete and unconnected - i.e., can't quite recall when such and such happened or whether it was today or yesterday.
Avatar n tn To be prescribed that dose your depression would be extreme and the effect of extreme depression on memory is also....extreme. I was on 550 mgs FX 10 years back and at that timne I couldn't read books as I did not retain the story from page to page. That's memory loss. Today? No problem at all reading books except when I get very down. So to me FX did not affect my memory but the alcohol, cigarettes and green probably did and certainly the illness itself does at times.
Avatar f tn i heard that propranolol causes memory loss. if so how wil i cope with creeping old age.
2012762 tn?1332969093 However I will try to provide you with some useful information. Trouble with memory in younger people such as yourself is uncommon, but there are causes. One that comes to mind is low thyroid function, what is called hypothyroidism. Low thyroid function causes fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, and memory/concentration problems in addition to several other symptoms. Another possibility is anemia, which can cause severe fatigue and thinking trouble.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! To treat memory loss, you have to find he cause first. If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, use of certain drugs, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss.
Avatar n tn If medical causes (such as hypothyroidism or vitamin B-12 deficiency) are not found, it would be reasonable to have neurological or neuropsychological evaluation of your symptoms. Depression may cause diminished attention, concentration, and memory, which usually improve once the depression is treated.
Avatar m tn I am also taking dilantin and depakote. Depression is a side effect FOR ME and most depression medications causes seizures. There is only a few types I can take.... I believe I am in a catch 22, Best of luck to you!
Avatar n tn Hi Memory loss has many precipitating causes like age-related, alcoholism, depression, dementia (Alzheimer's disease), stress, traumatic head injury, side effects of medications, strokes and Parkinson’s disease. All of these can result in mild to severe memory loss. With the advancement of age, there is some loss of memory. It is usually the recent memory may be affected by aging. However, at your age it is unusual to see any such changes.
Avatar n tn There are many causes of short term memory loss. Some are neurological and require an examination by a neurologist. Others are psychological, and in your case, it may be a matter of performance anxiety..afraid to make a mistake and being overly concerned and conscious, rather than normally confident and natural.
1507842 tn?1298432222 If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss. Apart from sleep studies, EEG, you may need cognitive tests like mini-mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test.
Avatar f tn except for the lingering memory loss/confusion (I had gotten lost while driving around, in a familiar place, couldn't remember how to use my phone to get help, & was confused by everything). I have a hard time with timelines, I can only remember bits & pieces of things, & what I DO remember, seems like it happened several weeks ago. My thoughts get "jumbled up" & I don't know what's what sometimes. I usually can't recall the things I've done earlier in the day...
Avatar n tn I have experianced some memory loss while being on celexa. But my biggest side affect is how sleepy it makes me. I feel tired almost all of the day. I decided to try and go off celexa on my own (I am on 20 mg.) but after about 4 days of being off Celexa, I started getting VERY dizzy, and had a constant disconnected feeling. I started taking my dose again, and those sypmtoms went away.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry that your depression is untreatable, and with all those ECTs it has not improved. I presume no anti-depression medication has been effective in your case either. I presume you have tried them all. You certainly don't sound pathetic, I admire you for being such a fighter. Seems the doctors and psychiatrists have given up on you. Well I do not know what to suggest you do next, seems to me you have tried so hard.
Avatar f tn Similar symptoms could be related to depression itself or could result from other few causes such as medication side effect, neurological causes, vascular issues, micronutrient deficiencies etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a neurologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar m tn I am 41 y/o and about a month ago developed a change in behavior and total memory loss. I also had changes in my vision and have been since diagnosed with 4th cranial nerve palsy. I am unable to read, and have no recall of events or things that just happened, such as a movie I just watched, or conversation with someone. I also do not remember anything about my past, but am still able to eventually recall some details when I see something that reminds me, like a picture.
Avatar n tn Does any one know of an anti depressant which does not cause short term memory loss? I have read about several of them (on this site) & they all seem to have really bothrersome side effects. I would appreciate if anyone would know of just one ! which does not affect the short term memory in such a drastic way & also causes Unusual dreams ?
Avatar f tn I don't think that an anti-depressant, especially one that you have been taking for the past 8 years, would suddenly cause this type of memory loss. I only had such bad memory problems the first week after having a major stroke and was diagnosed with aphasia. I am 60 years old and my friends talk about not being able to find a word that they want to say, but nothing like the memory loss that you are talking about. So take some of the suggestions offered above to help with it financially.
Avatar f tn If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency (possible in IBS and Crohn’s), chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss.
12502967 tn?1425641958 Are you currently buying Xanax? Just wanted to make sure I read that right. If so, that is just trading one addiction for another. Please be careful. Our addicted brains want that next high. And Xanax withdrawl can be fatal. memory loss, ya, I had that. Google "brain scans of addicts". Drug use, heck any kind of addiction causes brain damage. If it hasn't gotten to far, the brain will heal, but that's for a doctor to say for sure.
Avatar m tn antidepressants such as Setraline, Fluoxetine and Escitalopram have the least potential for causing cognitive disturbances, including memory loss. There are some studies which have shown that the memory loss caused by antidepressants is clinically insignificant. And we have to consider the depressive symptoms, too. Memory loss is a part of depressive disorders. I hope you find answers to your questions soon.
6627771 tn?1383140082 I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. To treat memory loss, you have to find the cause first.